Government shutdown closes 3 of 4 National Radio Astronomy Observatories
Today, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) was forced to shut down three of its four large facilities: the Green Bank Telescope, Very Large Array, and Very Long Baseline Arrays. The fourth, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, has more available funds and is also jointly operated with the European Southern Observatory, so will not likely shut down.
Here are several stories about the closures. I can't bear to write about this.
It's time to stop this madness. Contact John Boehner and tell him to allow the vote to proceed so that the majority of Democratic and Republican representatives who do not want to ruin America's prosperity, great works, international standing, and financial power can get our country running again. Let Americans do what Americans can do so well: work hard, innovate, create, produce, lead. The oxymoronic anti-government lawmakers who are incapable of doing all those things should get out of our way.
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