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Postdoctoral Fellow Haggard talks with Representatives on Capitol Hill as part of HEAD Executive Committee

CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow Daryl Haggard, who is also serving on the Executive Committee of the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the American Astronomical Society, joined fellow committee members Randall Smith and Henric Krawcznski on Capitol Hill on April 28th. Talking to staff members in the Senate and House of Representatives, they explained the importance of astronomy funding for large-scale projects such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, small & mid-scale projects like Discovery, New Frontiers & Explorer-class missions, international partnerships, and education & public outreach. Given the current debate about funding for NASA, they particularly focused on the importance of NASA missions and research grants.