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    US Astronomy Facing Severe Budget Cuts and Facility Closures

    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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    This stinks! Sad that science is such a low priority.

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    There may be something we can do about all this: http://cosmoquest.org/blog/2012/08/a...u-s-astronomy/

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