Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACRONYM

DESCRIPTION

ABOD

AURA Board of Directors

AD

Associate Director

ALMA

Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array

AMCL

AURA Management Council for LSST

AMCR

AURA Management Council for Rubin Observatory

ANTARES

Arizona-NOAO Temporal Analysis and Response to Events System

AO

Adaptive Optics

AOCG

AURA Observatory Council for Gemini

AST

Astronomical Sciences (NSF)

AURA

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

BFA

Budget, Finance, and Award Management

CAS

Central Administrative Services (AURA)

CEE

Communications, Education & Engagement

CFO

Central Facilities Operations (NOAO)

CMB

Cosmic Microwave Background

COS

Center Operations Services

CSA

Cooperative Support Agreement

CSDC

Community Science & Data Center

CTIO

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

DD

Deputy Director

DES

Dark Energy Survey

DESI

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

DKIST

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope

DMP

Document Management Plan or Data Management Plan, depending on context

DOE

Department of Energy

EOS

Engineering Operations Services

EPO

Education and Public Outreach

ERMP

Enterprise Risk and Management Plan

ES

Engineering Services

ESO

European Southern Observatory

FFRDC

Federally Funded Research and Development Center

FO

Facilities Operations

FOMA

Facilities Operations Mountain Arizona

FRA

Fermi Research Alliance

FTE

Full-Time Equivalent

FYE

Fiscal Year

GEMMA

Gemini in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy

GLN

Gemini LSST NOAO

GMT

Giant Magellan Telescope

GONG

Global Oscillation Network Group

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

GSMT

Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope

GSV

Gemini Strategic Vision

HR

Human Resources

IP

Intellectual Property

ISP

Internet Service Provider

IT

Information Technology

ITAR

International Trade in Arms Regulations

ITOps

Information Technology Operations

JMC

Joint Management Council

JWST

James Webb Space Telescope

KP

Kitt Peak

KPNO

Kitt Peak National Observatory

KPVC

Kitt Peak Visitors Center

LBNL

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LCOGT

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope

LOTIS

Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System

LSST

Legacy Survey of Space and Time

LSSTC

LSST Corporation

MDM

(Observatory on Kitt Peak)

MREFC

Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (NSF)

MSO

Mid-Scale Observatories

NAOJ

National Astronomy Observatory Japan

NASA

National Aeronautics Space Administration

NCSA

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

NEC

NCOA Executive Council

NEID

Tohono O'odham word for "to see"

NMOC

NOIRLab Management Oversight Council

NOAO

National Optical Astronomy Observatory

NOIRLab

National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

NRC

National Research Council (Canada)

NSB

National Science Board

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSO

National Solar Observatory 

OC

Observatory Council

OIR

Optical Infrared

OMO

Organization, Management, Operations

OPCC

Northern Chile Skies Quality Protection Office

PAN-STARRS

Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System

PEMP

Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan

PI

Principal Investigator

PIO

Public Information Office

PMO

Program Management Office

POP

Program Operating Plan

PRP

Program Review Panel (NSF)

RCT

Robotically Controlled Telescope

RFID

Radio Frequency Identification

RFP

Request for Proposal

RSS

Research and Science Services

SARA

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy

SBS

Shared Business Services

SDSS

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

SHE

Safety Health Environment

SLAC

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SMARTS

Small & Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System

SOAR

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research  

SOS

Science Operations Services

STEM

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

STScl

Space Telescope Science Institute 

SUNY

State University New York

SW

Software

TAC

Time Allocation Committee

TBD

To Be Determined

TMT

Thirty Meter Telescope

UC

University of California

UI

University of Illinois

URL

Universal Resource Locator

VC

Visiting Committee

VoIP

Voice Over Internet Protocol

WBS

Work Breakdown Structure

WIYN

A consortium of institutions that collectively own and/or operate the 3.5 m telescope (and 0.9 m telescope) at Kitt Peak Observatory. Original partners were University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Yale, and NOAO, which gave the consortium its name

WKU

Western Kentucky University