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Submission + - US Astronomy Facing Severe Budget Cuts and Facility Closures (universetoday.com)

Nancy_A writes: "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 — of iconic facilities such as the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) and the Green Bank Radio Telescope, as well as shutting down four different telescopes at the Kitt Peak Observatory by 2017."
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US Astronomy Facing Severe Budget Cuts and Facility Closures

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