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There is a special viewing of a new film documenting Herschel’s astonishing life and legacy

By Anjana Ahuja   June 2017

©George Sibley

William Herschel and the Universe

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford 13th June

William Herschel was a composer who dabbled enthusiastically in astronomy, even building his own telescopes. He discovered Uranus in 1781 and subsequently uncovered two of Saturn’s moons. He worked with his sister Caroline, also a renowned astronomer in her own right, and eventually abandoned music to become Court Astronomer to George III. There is a special viewing of a new film documenting Herschel’s astonishing life and legacy, and a Q&A afterwards with US filmmaker…

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