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Skies dim for UK astronomers :-(
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:08 am
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:22 am
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:05 pm
NO! This is not allowed
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:09 pm
There seems to be a spate of funding cuts recently, affecting the Sciences/arts.......Are the spiralling costs of the London Olympics analogous to a funding Black Hole. I also believe the National Lottery is being misused with a disproportionate amount of money going to Sport.
Full list of affected Astro' projects here :-
Vote against these here:-
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:26 pm
Will make no difference to us amateur astronmers/stargazers though unlike nasty light pollution and damned awful clouds clouds clouds.
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:17 am
Except those of us who happen to be finishing their studies and applying for STFC jobs in the near future...
Outreach events are also to be slashed by this round of cuts, so feweer open days and events at professional institutions for people to look around, fewer programs, leaflets, speakers and books to promote astronomy and bring people into the various astronomical societies. Things like the Liverpool telescope and other robotic scopes, which are used to promote astronomy in schools are also under threat. In the marketplace of hobbies, we just lost another billboard or three.
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:26 pm
More news on the impacts the funding cut will have
This really is a sad day for the UK....we are now going to fall so far behind everyone else its unbelievable
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:41 pm
Sounds Like Good news
For this year anyway
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:56 pm
Thats excellent news
Hopefully it wont be shortlived and the UK will continue to be a part of Gemini
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:09 pm
Yep, this is good as far as it goes. Access to both Gemini North and South has been reinstated, which STFC still intends to cut down to North only, meaning their battle, if they continue it, will rage on in the summer, but at least there's some grace period now for UK observations that had already been planned.