Featured Event and What’s On

Annual General Meeting 2nd March 2019

At the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

Queen Square Bath BA1 2HN at 11.30am


Chairman’s Report

Accounts Comparison for the AGM

Japan Herschel Society Report

Herschel Museum Report

William Herschel Museum – Invisible Light: William Herschel and Infrared

In March 1800 using three thermometers, a prism and a piece of white card, William Herschel made one of science’s most ground breaking discoveries, infrared radiation. Used today in devices ranging from TV remote controls to space satellites. infrared is helping us to push boundaries in medicine, understand global warming, and photograph the furthest reaches of our universe. This year we explore how Herschel made all this possible through his discovery of invisible light.

Free with normal admission to the Museum.

See the Museum website for supporting events throughout the year.

Image below is the Gallo image of the Herschel Space Observatory, Copyright Rebecca Gallo

William Herschel Society Events

Bath Astronomers’ Events

Thursday 31st Jan – Bath Astronomers monthly meeting at 7:30pm, venue Percy Centre;

Thursday 28th Feb – Bath Astronomers monthly meeting at 7:30pm, venue Percy Centre – Measuring the Universe;

Thursday 28th Mar – Bath Astronomers monthly meeting at 7:30pm, venue Percy Centre;

Additional Information

The Society organises regular lectures on astronomy, which are generally held on the first Friday of the month at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute in Queen Square. Entrance is £2 for Society and BRLSI Members, and full time students, and £4 for other visitors.

We also organise one lecture jointly with the University of Bath on campus in the Autumn.

Public observing events are organised from time to time by Bath Astronomers.

Astronomy, music and dance collide in a captivating duet, telling the extraordinary story of William and Caroline Herschel