22 March - 19 April 2009. This latest exhibition at the University of Oxford's Museum of the History of Science charts the story of the telescope in 18th-century England, from Newton to Herschel. Due to substantial public interest in astronomy, the duration of the exhibition has been extended. Sir Frederick William Herschel is famous for discovering Uranus as well as infrared radiation. Sir Isaac Newton was one of the most influential men to have ever lived, prompting Alexander Pope to write the famous epitaph: "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said "Let Newton be" and all was light." The Museum is located in the very centre of Oxford and admission is free.
Tues-Fri:12.00-17.00 Sat:10.00-17.00 Sun:14.00-17.00