I have published a new opinion piece concerning the woeful under-funding of UK physics and astronomy on the New Scientist Space blog:
“The British National Space Centre (BNSC)'s new UK Civil Space Strategy document is at best a case of the left hand of government not knowing what its right hand is doing and at worst a joke in the poorest possible taste.
Around two months ago, the UK government emasculated astronomy and physics research funding in the country. Now, the BNSC has produced a 42-page document talking about the future role of the UK in world-leading space initiatives. What planet are they on? It is certainly not Earth. …”
You can read the full blog entry for free here
You can read the BNSC’s Space Strategy document here.