Debbie James, Curator of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy invites you to join her on a private tour of the astronomical instruments in the museum.
Image is of the Butterfield silver sundial c.1690
Jane Austen wrote to her brother Francis, later Sir Francis Austen, Admiral of the Fleet, as follows:
Green Park Buildings, Bath
Tuesday 29th January 1805
My dearest Frank
My Mother has found among our dear Father’s little personal property, a small astronomical Instrument which she hopes you will accept for his sake. It is I believe a Compass & Sun-dial, & is in a Black Chagreen Case….
Tickets £12 (to be booked through Bath Box Office)