View Full Version : Funding secured for Jodrell Bank

2008-Jul-11, 07:40 AM
From BBC News Online (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7496848.stm)

The future of Jodrell Bank, one of the world's leading radio astronomy centres, is secure according to the site's owner, Manchester University.

Jodrell's existence had been in doubt because of uncertainty over where money would come from to finish and run its key new project, the eMerlin network.

But the university says funding for the network, which ties together radio dishes across the UK, is now in place.

Jodrell has made many key discoveries and even tracked the Moon landings.

The observatory, famous for its giant Lovell antenna, has been caught up in the budgetary difficulties of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), which oversees UK physics and astronomy.

Well that's a relief, although with metal prices and metal theft in the UK, I was wondering if it was going to survive.