Science in the UK is in trouble.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is an organization that helps scientists and engineers do their research. The STFC manages funding, operates huge research facilities, and acts as a scientific advisor for the UK government.
They are also about to get a huge funding cut — as much as 25%. The reasons are not specified, but a website has cropped up so that UK citizens can do something.
It’s called Save Astronomy, and they encourage people to take action. Letters can be written, petitions signed. Maybe the UK government actually listens to its citizens, so something will come of this grassroots effort.
Dave P has more info as well.