SUNSPOT – Sunspot Observatory was closed and evacuated Sept. 6 due to an undisclosed security risk. Federal officials aren’t saying why it was closed, and the silence has led to international media coverage and plenty of speculation.
Authorities remain tight-lipped.
The FBI referred all questions to the group that manages the site, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Officials there say they’re working with authorities.
“Nothing’s changed from last week,” Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, or AURA, spokeswoman Shari Lifson said.