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Monday, November 5, 2018

China still having trouble staffing up its mega-telescope | Ars Technica

China has built a staggeringly large radio telescope in a remote part of the country, and, although it is the largest and most advanced instrument of its kind in the world, the country continues to have a difficult time staffing up the observatory.

Not only has the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST instrument, still failed to attract a chief scientist, according to the South China Morning Post the facility is also struggling to attract two dozen researchers to work onsite to maintain the instrument and analyze data collected there.


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US Resource Management agencies (Forest Service, BLM, Park Service, Fish & Wildlife Service have a similar problem - Asians want to be in cities, not interested in living/working in rural areas.

Posted by: Hank Archer | Nov 5, 2018 5:00:39 PM