View Full Version : Cautious Welcome for UK Research Council U-Turn on Gemini Observatory Funding

2008-Feb-13, 04:50 AM
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) appear to have given UK astronomers a temporary reprieve over their access to the Gemini Observatories in Chile and Hawaii. As previously reported on the Universe Today, UK astronomers were stunned at the decision to totally pull out from the international collaboration*with one*of the worlds most advanced telescope [...]

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2008-Feb-13, 06:31 AM
Sheesh. It's like leaving a baby in the care of toddlers sometimes. At least this one didn't have a horrible ending, but it's still bad.

2008-Feb-13, 10:07 AM
I read about this. Seems they just didnt have the cash and there was no way out.