[ExI] Update on the Hawaiian observatory shutdown

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 08:56:25 UTC 2019

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 4:30 AM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

*> If we want to take the same applications approach to astronomy, the
> currently most touted applications are:* Asteroid defense [...] asteroid
> defense*

If I was being honest I'd have the say the thirty meter telescope, although
excellent for work in cosmology,  would not be a good instrument for
asteroid research, its field of view is enormously deep but very narrow.
For asteroid work you'd want lots of much smaller cheaper telescopes with a
wider field of view.

John K Clark
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