Commenter Frank Herbert alerted me to this story. The Arecibo Observatory, run by Cornell University,

…is struggling to stay open after the National Science Foundation, its main funding source, decided last year to slash its budget from $10.5 million to $8 million. By 2011, the money is expected to dwindle to $4 million.

The foundation cuts also came with a warning: Find other funding sources or risk getting shut down.

The article doesn’t mention GoldenEye, but this is the observatory that served as 006’s Cuban base, where he and Bond had their final showdown. Arecibo has the very dish from which Bond dropped Trevelyan.

It also houses the only radio telescope in the world that can predict with enough accuracy just where and when an asteroid would hit Earth.