Battle for the skies

June 6, 1997

Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal for England, and Anne Campbell, Labour MP for Cambridge, will meet science minister John Battle next Thursday in a bid to save the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Cambridge. Mrs Campbell said she did not think suggestions put forward by the observatories themselves had been properly considered by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, which has recommended that all technology be transferred from RGO to the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. The final decision lies with ministers.

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