Why don't we site telescopes in Antarctica?

25 May 2011

Question

I listen to the Naked Astronomy podcast all the time, and have a question no one has yet addressed that I have heard.
Since Antarctica is so dry, a desert actually, if cold, and is suppose to be with the highest average elevation, why do we not put telescopes on one or more of it's mountains?

Scott T. Wilson
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

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