Survey: NSF should fund TMT; but Astro2020 also notes numerous challenges

  • Doug Simons

  • Tribune-Herald file photo In this July 2019 photo, Kahookahi Kanuha talks with TMT opponents Wednesday on the Maunakea Access Road about moving vehicles that were parked in lanes of traffic on Daniel K. Inouye Hwy.

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It would be “disastrous” for astronomy in the United States if the federal government does not invest in the Thirty Meter Telescope, according to a survey released this morning.