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


Please note that the first lecture in this list is *not* a BRLSI lecture: it is a joint WHS / University of Bath lecture and will be held on the University campus.


21 Nov 2018 7.00 pmEast Building Lecture Theatre 1.1, University of Bath

Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture: Hues of Habitability – Characterising Pale Blue Dots around Other Stars

Registration is free on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hues-of-habitability-characterizing-pale-blue-dots-around-other-stars-tickets-51244194766?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Simons Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews

30 Nov 2018 7.30 pmBRLSIEarly Indian Astronomy and the Birth of ZeroDr Peter Ford MBE (Bath University) and Deepali Gaskell (BRLSI member)
4 Jan 2019 7.30 pmBRLSIHasselblad and the Moon LandingDeborah Ireland