University of Manchester - Jodrell Bank: place your bids

March 27, 2008

The famous Jodrell Bank Observatory has been put up for sale on auction website eBay. "Potential buyers among you are advised that you'll have to collect Jodrell Bank in person, but that once you've got it shifted and reassembled at home you'll discover that it works via the car's 12v cigarette lighter adaptor", gets "great Sky TV reception" and "doesn't require a licence", reported the Register news website. Academics are battling to save the observatory, which is under threat of closure.

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