To fund or not to fund

The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) have until 30th September to decide whether the UK should join ESA's Aurora programme. This would be Europe's version of manned exploration of the solar system, specifically the Moon and Mars. Although the PPARC press release only states that funds for research are limited, the BBC claims that a large telescope could be at risk if we decided to go ahead. So what will it be; ground based astronomy/science or manned missions?

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 21st Jul 2004 (21:30 UTC) | Permalink
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