And just so you don't think that astronomers are all a bunch of fuddy-duddies, check out the Jodrell Bank Song from YouTube. The song has been stuck in my head for two days.
The context is that the UK needs to make some major budget cuts in their science programs, and the e-MERLIN project (similar to our own EXPReS project, but only with the telescopes at the Jodrell Bank Observatory) is/was up on the chopping block. There was a HUGE outcry from the astronomy community and from Britain as a whole, so it looks as though things are safe over there.
(Sir Bernard Lovell, referred to in the song, was a radio astronomer and director of Jodrell Bank for 35 years. JBO's beloved Lovell telescope is named after him. Jodrell Bank itself was named the UK's greatest "unsung landmark" in 2007.)