Excellent OOTD, EdV. I did have to chuckle at one bit, though. When I had the chance to look at the original version of your post for editing earlier, it had these two sentences back to back:
> In 1998, the Big Ear radio telescope had run its course. The landowners sold the land to a nearby company,
> who then demolished the observatory and used the space to extend a golf course.
I suggested that because "golf course" was in the second line, you change the metaphor to something other than "run its course" in the first line. So what did you chage it to?
In 1998, the Big Ear radio telescope ended after a long drive.
I think you must have golf on the brain.