The Independent on the death of a planetarium

"The ethereal is currently not as attractive as the attainable. The Egyptians, the Maya and our own Stonehengers were intrigued and guided by the stars. We are more taken with our own powers, perhaps because we've been up there, and, to be honest, found it a bit dull."

- The UK's Independent

The commentary from which this quote was taken joined in the general clamor over the recent bleak decision to close the London Planetarium to make way for yet more waxwork celebrities at Madame Tussaud's.

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore noted: "London must now be the only major city in the world without a planetarium."

You can read the rest of the Independent commentary here (if you're willing to fork over £1).