Discover the Discoverers
The Herschel Family Slough
Creative Junction and Slough Museum invite you to discover with us this autumn…
Join us for free, fascinating and fun arts & heritage activities and trips suitable for all ages and discover more about William, Caroline and John Herschel, 18th century pioneers who lived and worked in our town.
Wednesday 25th October (half term)
10am – 6pm
Free day trip to Royal Greenwich Observatory, London with coach leaving from and returning to Central Slough
– See the only remaining piece of William Herschel’s 40ft telescope tube
– Star gaze at the awe-inspiring Planetarium
– Marvel at one of the biggest telescopes in the world
– Stand on the Meridian line where East meets West
The Herschel family developed the modern mathematical approach to astronomy and made many discoveries including the planet Uranus, infra-red light and several comets, stars and nebulae and developed many inventions including telescopes and early photography.
Please note that all participants will be asked to share information about what you learnt, enjoyed and the impact this has had on your understanding about the heritage of Slough.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and made possible by Lottery players
To book your tickets – limited to 1 per person – please follow the link below and use the password herschel (all lower case)
Children – over 6 and under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult as part of a Family ticket
Final details will be emailed to all ticket holders by 20th October – please email email@example.com with any questions.
There are additional free trips to The Herschel Museum, Bath on Wednesday 29th November and the Museum of History Science, Oxford in December.
Please contact email firstname.lastname@example.org for details