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Observatory's Fate Hangs in Balance

Science  13 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5319, pp. 1641
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5319.1641b

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LONDON-- Britain's most senior astronomer has made a plea to save one of the country's oldest scientific institutions, the Royal Greenwich Observatory (RGO), following a newspaper report that a secret recommendation has been made to close the RGO and concentrate resources at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.