Thursday, 6 March 2008

Scitech to end funding for the e-Merlin project

Article today in the Times about the proposed budget cuts to the UK's world-leading radio-astronomy project - e-Merlin.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article3492504.ece
(More info about e-Merlin at http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/ the Royal Astronomical Society and Scitech)

I hope some form of public/educational funding is found for the 2.5 million needed to keep this project running as this budget slashing seems to be aimed at the heart of the type of scientific inventiveness central to our national psyche.

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