THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Board on Physics and Astronomy
Space Studies Board
Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophyics
New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
The field of astronomy and astrophysics is making new connections to physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Based on a broad and comprehensive survey of scientific opportunities, infrastructure, and organization in a national and international context, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics outlines a plan for ground- and space- based astronomy and astrophysics for the decade of the 2010's. This report is part of a series requested by Congress in P.L. 110-422.
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on August 13, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.