[ExI] Update on the Hawaiian observatory shutdown
atymes at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 16:12:28 UTC 2019
On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 1:59 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
Perhaps it would not be the best instrument for that job - but could it
assist with that job at all? That is sometimes all that those who ask that
sort of question care.
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