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Fraser
2012-Aug-17, 03:40 PM
The US astronomy budget is facing unprecedented cuts with potential closures of several facilities. A new report by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences says that available funding for ground-based astronomy could undershoot projected budgets by as much as 50%. The report recommends the closure – called “divestment” in the new document — [...]

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redshifter
2012-Aug-17, 05:33 PM
This stinks! Sad that science is such a low priority.

NoisyAstronomer
2012-Aug-17, 08:03 PM
There may be something we can do about all this: http://cosmoquest.org/blog/2012/08/a-crisis-of-funding-in-u-s-astronomy/