Visiting The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Visit the house where William Herschel, using a telescope of his own design, discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. His observations helped to double the known size of the solar system. Following a tradition of the great astronomers of the Renaissance he pushed forward the science of building telescopes. He was rewarded for his work by King George III.

Herschel 200

This year, we commemorate 200 years since the death of William Herschel with a programme special exhibitions and events.