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Telescopes may be forced to shut down due to astronomy budget crisis

By The Christian Science Monitor
Friday, August 24, 2012 9:26 EDT
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Which telescopes could lose out in astronomy's big budget crunch? (via The Christian Science Monitor)

For astronomers in the United States it’s déjà vu with a wrenching twist – the possible closure of some of the most heavily used observatories the federal government funds. In 1995, the prospect of flat federal science budgets prompted calls to privatize or close workhorses such as the Kitt Peak…


 
 
 
 
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