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April 2016

Mirror Making

April 2, 2016 - April 17, 2016
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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William Herschel spent many hours polishing the mirrors for his telescope. It won’t take as long to make your own fun mosaic mirror with a space theme. Free with normal admission

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May 2016

EXHIBITION: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order

May 4, 2016 - December 12, 2016
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Free

Since its re-establishment after the reformation in the early 19th century, there have been several members of the Catholic community at Downside Abbey who harboured a strong interest in astronomy, including a monk who knew and corresponded with William Herschel.  In the middle of the 19th century, an observatory was actually built within the monastic grounds; shortly afterwards, it was destroyed by fire.  The drawings and designs for this building have only recently come to light.

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Meet the Herschels!

May 7, 2016
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Saturday 7 May A Living History performance throughout the day. Students from Bath Spa University will be portraying the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline. Free with normal admission

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August 2016

Flying Rockets!

August 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Friday 5 August 1.00-3.00pm Flying rockets! Race through space with our fun activity. Design and decorate your own intergalactic craft. Suitable for ages 3 – 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult Free entry for Discovery Card Holders.  

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September 2016

Lecture: How Outer Space looked to the Georgians

September 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Priory Barn, Newtown,
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NQ United Kingdom
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£4

Tuesday 13 September 7pm Priory Barn, Newtown, Bradford on Avon BA15 1NQ £4 on door Jonathon Hall, Member of the Herschel Society and Wiltshire Astronomers, talks about the famous brother and sister astronomers William and Caroline Herschel. William was one of the first people to accurately plot our galaxy from observations he had made of double-stars, and discovered the planet Uranus from his Bath garden in 1781. Both he and Caroline were also gifted musicians.

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October 2016

B&NES Museums Week: Make a Sundial

October 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Friday 28 October 1 – 3pm There are several examples of beautiful sundials at the museum, including in our current exhibition Science & Spirituality. Come and find out how they work and make your own simple one to take home. Ages 5- 11

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April 2017

William Herschel and the music of the Enlightenment

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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£6

Wednesday 26 April at the Museum of Bath Architecture. 6.30pm  £6 Dr Matthew Spring of The School of Music and Performing Arts, Bath Spa University, sets the scene for ‘Jubilate’ and celebrates Herschel’s musical and scientific contributions.

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May 2017

Musical Encounters

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Free

Students on the Bath Spa University Drama BA course will welcome visitors dressed as singer Mary Linley and the Herschels. Find out more from them about the musical world of Georgian Bath brought to life in the Jubilate exhibition. Sat 13 May, 11:00–13:00 Free with normal admission

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Music by William Herschel and Rauzzini

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Masonic Hall, Old Orchard St
Bath, Avon BA1 1JU United Kingdom
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£20

Rauzzini Piramo e Tisbe Dibdin Ephesian Matron With music by William Herschel Garth Bardsley director Daryl Powell conductor Matthew Spring artistic director with musicians from Bath Spa University Venanzio Rauzzini lived in Bath and his opera Piramo e Tisbe was very popular in his lifetime. Paired with music by Charles Dibdin and William Herschel who, following a period as a musician in Bath, went on to discover Uranus and become Astronomer Royal! In Partnership with 25th May,  5.00 - 7.00…

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July 2017

A Day in the Life of the Royal Crescent – Picnic in the Park

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LR United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Sat 29 Jul  FREE Family Event  11am - 3pm A summer celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Crescent where everyone is invited to bring a picnic to the lower lawn of the Royal Crescent and enjoy the view without any cars.  The Natural Theatre Company will be entertaining visitors with performances along the Royal Crescent based on the stories of people who have lived in this world famous building. Bath Spa University students have created a walking trail…

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