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The Ground Based Optical/Infrared System

sys.tem, n. 1. A complex unity formed of many often diverse parts subject to a common plan or serving a common purpose
-- Webster's Third New International Dictionary


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"U.S. ground-based optical and infrared facilities...should...be viewed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the astronomical community as a single integrated system drawing on both federal and nonfederal funding sources. Effective national organizations are essential to coordinate, and to ensure the success and efficiency of, these systems. Universities and independent observatories should work with the national organizations to ensure the success of these systems."
-- Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium, National Research Council, 2001, p. 6

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