GOODBYE GREENWICH

The Royal Greenwich Observatory is to close, the DTI has announced. Science minister John Battle accepted recommendations of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council that work should be concentrated at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, renamed the UK Astronomy Technology Centre. The RGO is expected to close its Cambridge site in mid-1998.

The Royal Greenwich Observatory is to close, the DTI has announced. Science minister John Battle accepted recommendations of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council that work should be concentrated at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, renamed the UK Astronomy Technology Centre. The RGO is expected to close its Cambridge site in mid-1998.