Herschel / Astronomy

The Herschel Group is a collaboration between the William Herschel Society (WHS) and the BRLSI. It generally holds talks on the first Friday of the month (with exceptions) over subjects related to astronomy, space travel, and William, Caroline and John Herschel.


Suggestions of topics and speakers are welcome and should be sent to [email protected]


Events are publicised by BRLSI in their newsletter and by email to WHS members who elect to receive them.  Membership of the WHS is recommended and only costs £10 a year: go to http://www.williamherschel.org.uk/membership/.  Altenatively you could email [email protected] to be included in the non-members email list.


Upcoming talks



4 October 2019 7.30 pmBRLSI

Joint WHS/BIS Lecture: William Herschel and the Rings of Uranus

Dr Stuart Eves

TBD November 2019  7.30  pmUniversity 

 Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture: Small stellar systems, big astrophysical questions

Dr Anna Lisa Varri of the University of Edinburgh

6 December 2019 7.30 pmBRLSI

 Moon: Art, Science, Culture

Dr Robert Massey & Dr Alexandra Loske RAS