Joint WHS/BIS: William Herschel and the Rings of Uranus

Speaker: Dr Stuart Eves
Event Date: 4th October 2019
Start Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN

It is generally believed that the rings around the planet Uranus were discovered during an occultation experiment in 1977. Remarkably, however, the first possible observations of a ring around Uranus may have been made by William Herschel some 180 years earlier. This talk discusses the evidence, and then considers the factors that might have changed to prevent further observations of the rings. This talk is organised by the William Herschel Society and takes place at the BRLSI. 

Registration is not necessary. £2 for BIS/WHS/BRLSI members to attend; £5 for non-members.  Please see more information on the WHS website.

 

 

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