Hey, everyone. Happy Friday. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re having a great day to end the week, and a great, starry weekend ahead of you. 473 more words
Tags » William Herschel
It’s Jane Austen week here in Bath and everyone here is talking about Pride and Prejudice’s iconic writer.
Over the last few days, Austen has become an even larger conversation starter than usual and is continually referred to as Bath’s most famous resident. 617 more words
January 10, 1834 was a remarkable day in the history of humankind. It was the day Sir John Herschel, a noted English astronomer and son of William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus, first gazed through his super-powered telescope and observed life on the moon. 841 more words
Last month I set out to research the Bath Road and stayed for a few days in Bath. Although I hadn’t intended finding out about the astronomer Sir William Herschel I found he was hard to miss and soon realised that his would have been a name on everyone’s lips in Georgian London – the instigator of a Georgian “comet craze.” 661 more words