A joint conference put together by the Herschel Society in tandem with Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, is the centrepiece of the Herschel Society’s celebration of William Herschel’s achievements on the 200th anniversary of his death, but why is it that we celebrate Herschel over 200 years after his death and could he possibly be the greatest Astronomer ever? You might think his sister Caroline more worthy of accolades, and how might you ignore, Galileo, Copernicus or Ptolemy?
Here is your chance to let us know who you think is the greatest Astronomer of all time. Enter our competition by Monday 26th September and get your entries read by none other than Chair of the Herschel Society, Charles Draper, who will be selecting our winner. The prize winner will receive a personal guided tour of the Herschel Museum from Charles for themselves or their family, with behind-the-scenes access, and Charles’s personal and take on who was the greatest Astronomer of all time.