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"The coming decade will be an extremely exciting time for astrophysics with the next generation space- and ground-based telescopes being built and coming on-line. The CfA's strength is the expertise of its scientists and researchers across the full electromagnetic spectrum from the X-rays through to the radio and sub-mm. This year, we are developing a 10-year scientific strategic plan to answer some of astronomy's biggest questions. Our work with the Smithsonian to develop nationwide education and outreach programs will bring astronomy to school kids across America."
Lisa Kewley, Director
Center for Astrophysics
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