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August 2015

EXHIBITION: Waterloo and the March of Science

August 4 - December 3
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy,
19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Until 3 December An exhibition commemorating the Bi-Centenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Bath Astronomer William Herschel visited Napoleon and the Empress Josephine in Paris during the fragile Peace of Amiens in 1801, and the Waterloo and the March of Science exhibition both examines the impact of the Napoleonic Wars at local level and questions how science and technology responded to the culmination of nearly two decades of war with France.  The exhibition also explores the social history of the…

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