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Building the Future

NOAO Long Range Plan


The NOAO Long Range Plan outlines a program of major construction, instrumentation development, and technological innovation designed to ensure continued US leadership in groundbased astronomy well into the 21st century.


NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation




Full report (full report, 2.3Mb PDF file)


Executive Summary (pp. 1-3, 485Kb PDF file)


Scientific Research and Opportunities (pp. 4-12, 494Kb PDF file)


Major Initiatives (pp. 13-20, 409Kb PDF file)


Instrumentation, Observing Facilities, and Outreach (pp. 21-32, 939Kb PDF file)


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Posted: 07May1999
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