An account of the decade survey for astronomy and astrophysics in the period 1990-2000

Prioritizing science: a story of the decade survey for the 1990s
Author(s):John N. Bahcall
Journal: in The American Astronomical Society's First Century, ed. David DeVorkin (AIP, 1999), pp. 289-300, astro-ph/9704255.

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This article summarizes the process by which astronomers and astrophysicists reached a consensus view as to what are the highest priority scientific projects for the decade of the 1990s. I also review the remarkable success of these recommendations .

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