Brian May’s visit to Herschel Museum



Brian at Herschel Museum

Brian visited Herschel Museum 27 November 2014

In his role as Patron, Brian May visited the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath last Thursday [27 November], and was interested to learn about a new workshop for schools called ‘Amazing Astronomy’.

Astronomy Workshop flyer

SEE publicity flyer .pfd : Amazing_Astronomy-Herschel_Museum_workshop

This workshop for children aged 8 – 11 is just one aspect of the museum’s education programme which aims to inspire visitors of all ages about William and Caroline Herschel’s achievements in the 18th century, including the discovery of the planet Uranus from the back garden of the museum in 1781.

A reading list is currently being compiled of informative books and websites to give to teachers and students. Obviously Brian’s books ‘Bang: The Complete History of the Universe’ and ‘The Cosmic Tourist’ are already on the list!

For more information and to book a visit contact
Polly Andrews, Education Officer, Bath Preservation Trust
on 01225 333895
or e-mail:

Why not ask about joint visits with
No.1 Royal Crescent at a discounted price?
Find out more at

Thanks to Education Officer, Polly Andrews, for the information.

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is a small independent museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous astronomer, William Herschel and his sister, Caroline Herschel.
Address: 19 New King St, Bath, Avon BA1 2BL. 01225 446865