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IOP Comments On Announcement On Island Sites


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has today announced planned dates for the closure of their island site telescopes, the James Clark Maxwell and UK Infra-Red Telescopes in Hawaii, and the Isaac Newton Group (ING) of telescopes in the Canaries.

Professor Stuart Palmer, the Institute of Physics’ (IOP’s) interim Chief Executive, commented: “It is sad to see plans for the end of life of facilities which have given such good service to the astronomy community and made possible major advances in our understanding of the universe we live in. They still offer unique capabilities, and we hope that ways will be found to make them available for UK astronomers to use as long as they are of value.

Full Story: http://www.iop.org/news/12/may/page_55912.html

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