THE NATIONAL BUDGET FOR RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY (2016)



NSF NASA DOE, DOD Univ/Priv* Total** Number Astronomers*** $$/Astronomer
$250M $2950M ~$50M ~$150M $3400M ~8000 $425,000
*Research support; excludes basic faculty salaries.
**The federal budget for astronomy is ~0.08% of the total federal budget of $4.0T or $10.09 per US citizen per year.
***AAS membership, 2016

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