William Herschel and the Universe | University of Oxford

William Herschel and the Universe

Speaker
George Sibley, Professor Jim Bennett
Event date
Event time
18:00 - 19:30
Venue
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ
Venue details

Please check the Museum's website for further information on disabled access.

Event type
Drama
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
No
Booking required
Recommended

The Museum of the History of Science will host a special viewing of the new film William Herschel and the Universe. Introduced by former Museum Director Professor Jim Bennett and the filmmaker George Sibley, the film will be followed by a Q&A.

On March 13th, 1781, in his own back yard, using a telescope he built himself, a 42-year old musician named William Herschel found a new planet for the first time in history. That discovery doubled the size of the known solar system and would change not only his own life, but astronomy as well. William Herschel and the Universe, a film by Florida film maker George Sibley, tells the story of how a previously unknown amateur astronomer and his telescopes took the scientific world by storm.

Please note that the doors to the Museum will open at 5.45pm and the talk begins promptly at 6pm. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteedentry.