4 May 2015

Threat to future of Mt John Observatory

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 4 May 2015

The future of the country's only research observatory is at risk due to a critical lack of funding and staff shortages. All but one member of staff at the Mt John observatory near Lake Tekapo have retired, meaning it's no longer able to meet international contracts for collaborative research. Professor John Hearnshaw recently retired from the Mt John Observatory.