NSF begins planning for decommissioning of Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope due to safety concerns November 24, 2020
National Solar Observatory predicts a large sunspot for Thanksgiving November 24, 2020
Birth of magnetar from colossal collision potentially spotted for first time November 17, 2020
Divisions and Offices
The Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) supports research in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics as well as related multidisciplinary studies.
The Division of Chemistry (CHE) supports innovative research in chemical sciences, integrated with education, through strategic investment in developing a globally engaged U.S. chemistry workforce.
The Division of Materials Research (DMR) supports research and education activities in the United States through funding of individual investigators, teams, centers, facilities, and instrumentation.
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) supports a wide range of projects aimed at developing and exploring the properties and applications of mathematical structures.
The Division of Physics has primary responsibility for the health of research and education in many areas of physics in the nation's colleges and universities.