Budgets

NASA’s JPL Lays Off Hundreds of Workers

In a disheartening turn of events, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced that it's laying off about 8% of its…

2 weeks ago

How Can We Bring Down the Costs of Large Space Telescopes?

We're all basking in the success of the James Webb Space Telescope. It's fulfilling its promise as our most powerful…

5 months ago

The European Extremely Large Telescope Just Got a 10% Budget Boost, Now Costing $1.5 Billion

Funding is an extremely important aspect of any large-scale science project.  The whims of financial controllers can greatly expand or…

3 years ago

With Proposed Cuts, Can the US Continue to be a Leader in Astronomy? Q & A with NOAO Director David Silva

The Kitt Peak Observatory Last week, a report issued by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences suggested de-funding…

12 years ago