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Winter Astronomy: Anniversary of Caroline’s 5th comet

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy 19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

  Friday 15th December - 6pm to 8pm  SOLD OUT Visit the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to take part in night time astronomy on the anniversary of Caroline Herschel's discovery of her 5th Comet, Comet C/1791 X1 (Herschel) discovered on 15th December 1791. from the very garden the Planet Uranus was discovered in 1781.The Bath...

Christmas family fun: create a “Phases of the Moon” hanging decoration

Christmas is a time when people celebrate the coming of a new year: come and make a ‘phases of the Moon’ hanging decoration, and find out how the Moon has helped people mark the passing of time over thousands of years!   Drop-in activity, running from 16-31 December, 10-4pm. Children enter for free with a...

February Half Term Family Fun: Binary Stars whirligig

One of William Herschel’s many discoveries was Binary Stars: a pair of stars that orbit each other like spinning dancers. Make a traditional whirligig toy and set your very own pair of stars spinning!   Drop in activity, no booking required. Free with Museum entry. Dates: Sat 10 – Sun 18 Feb, 10am-4pm