07 March 2006
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Stanford University has secured demolition permits from Santa Clara county and intend to pull down the Bracewell Observatory.
The Bracewell Observatory is named for Professor Ronald Bracewell, a father of radio astronomy, who created the site and built the dishes. They’ve been sitting idle since Federal Funding was redirected elsewhere.
Bob Lash has created Friends of the Bracewell Observatory Association and hopes to save the dishes and proposes using them to:
He’s already got support from NASA/JPL and needs more help.