View Full Version : UK Astronomy Community "Deliberately Sabotaged" By Funding Cuts To Gemini Observatori

2008-Jan-28, 07:40 PM
UK astronomers have been dealt a serious and unexpected blow. Funding cuts to space research has stopped the nation from continuing its work at the Gemini observatories in Hawaii and Chile. The UK helped to build the 8.1 meter telescopes and have ploughed 70 million ($140 million) to date into the construction and development of [...]

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2008-Jan-28, 07:47 PM
A fixed science budget containing subscriptions
to European bodies that may vary according to
the Gross National Product of the UK. That was
asking for trouble!

2008-Jan-28, 09:28 PM
I think you spelled "observatory" wrong.

2008-Jan-28, 11:28 PM
Always sad to see such shortsightedness.