Re: [LEAPSECS] more media coverage

From: Peter Bunclark <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:01:35 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:

> Steve Allen said:
> > CNN is broadcasting the video form of this story today
> >
> >
> >
> > I surmise that Mr. Catchpole was not prepared with the figures.
> He also seems to be unaware of the legal status of GMT in the UK.
> [Incidentally, if I recall correctly the building at Greenwich is now just
> a museum, with the RGO having been abolished.]

Dr Robin Catchpole is a research astronomer nearing retirement, but
currently Senior Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greewich, part of
the National Maritime Museum.
        The Royal Greenwich Observatory, a UK technology and research
institution, was in Cambrige until closed in 1998.
        Incredibly, CNN chose the permutation ``Greenwich Royal
Observatory'', ie the only one never to have existed.

Every single time the press report something one has personal knowledge
of, they get the details wrong. By extrapolation to issues one does not
have personal knowledge of...

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