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Good news from Dr. Pamela Gay regarding funding for CosmoQuest. There's no explicit mention of the forums in the press release, but hopefully the pressure will be off Dr. Gay regarding money and time, and we might see some benefits here. Maybe?

http://cosmoquest.org/x/press-releas...pand-programs/

NASA has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville $11.5 million to expand its citizen science and educational activities through CosmoQuest, a second-generation citizen science facility. CosmoQuest Project Director Dr. Pamela Gay, assistant research professor in the SIUE STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Center, will lead the initiative as principal investigator.
CJSF