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

General Info

Address Museum of the History of Science, Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

View on Map

The English Telescope from Newton to Herschel.

Museum of the History of Science, Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

SHARE
Wanted in Europe
Wanted in Europe
Wanted in Europe, part of the Wanted Worldwide network, is a website in English for expatriates in Europe established in 2006. We cover Europe's news stories that may be of interest to English speaking residents along with tourists as well. Our publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
67493
Previous article Némo Festival
Next article Némo Festival