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CARMA future uncertain

August 4, 2014

The most powerful combined array for millimeter-wave astronomy in the world, CARMA has lost its funding. Photo by Darcy Ellis

A funding setback at the Caltech-operated Owens Valley Radio Observatory may mean the facility will have to close the world-famous Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, which is located at Cedar Flat above Westgard Pass east of Big Pine.
Dr. John Carpenter, OVRO executive director, explained that CARMA applies for funding to the National Science Foundation every three years to operate the observatory. This year, the National Science Foundation returned the grant application with favorable reviews, but declined the request for funding.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 5 edition of The Inyo Register.

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