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Is [space-travel] on topic here?

You're right, just about every one of those is off topic (ok, some may be borderline), and many of them are already closed. I don't really see much of an on-topic use for this tag anyway, so it really ...
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Destroy the [science] tag

To the best of my understanding, the kind of vague, high-level "meta" tag that science represents is generally discouraged. I agree - kill it with malice.
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How to proceed with tags with only a single occurence?

Don't worry about them too much. Tags which are only used once and have no tag wiki are automatically deleted after six months. There's a small risk the question may end up untagged but only if it has ...
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When should [early-universe] end?

This UC Berkeley page seems to peg the CMB as the end of the early universe period. We should give a little bit for some of our astrophysics professionals around here to weigh in, but otherwise I ...
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Shouldn't we fuse "planet" and "planets" tags?

Yes, and the singular form should have precedence, compare with other popular tags such as "star" or "black-hole"
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Strange problem creating sunspots tag & should we have a sunspots tag?

I've recreated the tag but if you want to keep it around for more than six months, find another question to add it to or give it a tag wiki. Or, if you decide that you don't want it, just remove it ...
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Tags "planetary-atmosphere" vs. "atmosphere"?

Update: There's a catch to being able to do this right away. See discussion in the comments. These definitely should be merged. The only reason I could see for having a distinction would be for ...
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What exactly are the tags [ebinary-star] and [tbinary-star]?

I suspect tbinary was a typo for ebinary, and I think they are referring to eclipsing binaries. I think both tags should be replaced with eclipsing-star-systems.
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When should [early-universe] end?

Several sites (The First Stars and Galaxies, for example) place the formation of the first stars as happening in the early universe period. This happened well after the CMB. NASA pegs the early ...
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Is there really a use to having separate [time] and [date-time] tags?

The time tag currently has 17 questions, and date-time currently has 58. Neither of them have a tag wiki. They seem to be used for exactly the same purpose. I think we should 1) make date-time a ...
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Should we update definitions and remove the 100 GHz hard limits on radio astronomy related tags?

Absorption by the atmosphere increases from 100GHz to 1Thz, which can be partially avoided by putting telescopes at high, dry places. But any line is going to be arbitrary. I don't see any real ...
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Is TESS a sky-survey? Is the tag sufficiently broad for all kinds of surveys?

I think sky-survey is totally fine. Among astronomers, these are normally just called "surveys" because the "sky" part is implied by context and the background of ...
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Spectroscopy Spectrometry Spectra and Spectrum tags; is there room for some consolidation?

All of them have a substantial number of questions, but you are right that spectrum should be consolidated under spectra. Otherwise, I think we should probably leave them be, but spectrometry needs a ...
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Tag synonyms for the Moon

the-sun and the-moon are now the official tags. lunar is now a synonym of the-moon. moons is now a synonym of natural-satellite. Only developers can blacklist tags, but I don't think we need to ...
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Difference between resource and reference-request tags?

I was the OP of the question that uhoh mentioned in the question and I just used the "resource" tag to search for questions similar to mine. The presence of two similar tags of the same ...
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Is it a good idea to create a much-needed tag and retag (almost) every post related to it to include this tag?

Manually retagging more than 4-5 questions in a big batch is discouraged because unfortunately it clutters the active questions feed. But if you want to slowly work them in over time, I don't see ...
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Should a few more users vote to accept the csst tag wiki and excerpt quickly to ensure that nobody else follows my lead and rejects them?

It's been done, thanks! https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/tags/csst/info Questions regarding the CSST, aka the Chinese Space Station Telescope or Xuntian.
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Should we add the eyepiece tag to all questions that are about eyepieces? Or instead delete it since tagging would be a hopeless, quixotic quest?

Voting on the question is currently +3/-0 and there's an affirmative comment with two upvotes as well. If there are no further objections, I'll go ahead and start adding the eyepiece tag to the ...
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Removing the [ar] tag?

Zero question tags are removed automatically.
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Should [observation] and [observational-astronomy] be merged?

The only difference seems to be that observation discusses a singular object, and observational-astronomy discusses multiple. Looks to me that these tags could be merged since basically ...
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Monthly focus tag

Since this idea seems popular, I have some suggestions for the first focus tag: tidal-forces photometry meteorite dust These are all high use tags without descriptions that seemed potentially eye-...
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Should the hubble-telescope and hst tags be merged?

This is a simple enough request, so I've gone ahead and performed the merge; I can't think of a reason not to. In the process, I also created a synonym mapping hst to hubble-telescope. If we see ...
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Should we have a speed-of-light tag?

I've thought about this some more. How about a more generic physical-constants tag?
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Is this a duplicate tag?

The tag foundamental-astronomy has been marked as a synonym of fundamental-astronomy. Users can't actually use "foundamental astronomy" - everything automatically routes, corrects, and or renames to ...
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Is the [ufo] tag on-topic for this site?

I've never really liked questions about lights in the sky. They tend to list the location, time, and color of the lights . . . and that's about it. Invariably, we have nowhere near enough information ...
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What is the difference between the "chemistry" and "astrochemistry" tags?

I don't think we need both tags. I suggest merging the chemistry questions into astrochemistry, as we have astrobiology but no biology tag. I don't think we should create a synonym between chemistry ...
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Should we update definitions and remove the 100 GHz hard limits on radio astronomy related tags?

update: I checked and discovered that following this answer there's been an unmentioned edit to the two tags with frequency specifications, so I'm mentioning it now. Should we update definitions ...
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Is a charged-coupled-devices tag okay? If so, what would be good usage guidance for it?

The only problem with the tag as-is is that it doesn't appear when you search for "CCD" :-) Also, would a future "CMOS" tag be appropriate, or would an all-encompassing "...
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Is a charged-coupled-devices tag okay? If so, what would be good usage guidance for it?

+3/-0 votes on the question so far and no negative comments; it seems like the tag is okay.
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