Thirty Meter Telescope gets $1.25M grant from NSF

03/20/2013 | ScienceMag.org

The National Science Foundation has granted the Thirty Meter Telescope observatory a $1.25 million grant to be distributed over five years toward helping the observatory plan partnerships and outreach to the larger astronomical community. While the telescope's construction is estimated to cost nearly $1 billion, backers say the NSF grant is a victory, considering the agency had announced in 2011 that no more funds would be available for building projects until the mid-2020s.

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