Once every ten years, the astronomical communities gather panels of experts to set community-wide priorities for the coming decade. The most recent surveys were completed between 2010 and 2013.
The decadal surveys are available for free download from the National Academies Press with an online account.
Most recent decadal surveys:
|New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010)||Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 (2011)||Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society (2013)|
Previous decadal surveys:
- The National Research Council Report New Frontiers in the Solar System: An Integrated Exploration Strategy
- The National Research Council Report The Sun to the Earth--and Beyond: A Decadal Research Strategy in Solar and Space Physics
- The National Research Council Report Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium