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Royal Greenwich Observatory threatened with closure

Title
Royal Greenwich Observatory threatened with closure
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
19 Mar 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:05:28
Description
Report on the news that the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Sussex will have to close and/or relocate as a result of financial cutbacks. Includes Head of the Observatory’s Time Department, Dr John Pilkington and Archivist, Janet Dudley on the origins of the Observatory and the threat of closure that currently hangs over it. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
John Pilkington; Janet Dudley
Keywords
Cost reduction; Time; Clocks; Royal Greenwich Observatory; Astronomical observatories; Sussex; Astronomy; Time measuring instruments; Hailsham; East Sussex; Science and Engineering Research Council

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