Astronomy through the Herschels: Caroline the comet hunter

Caroline Herschel with a comet in the background
Jacob Dyer, Unsplash and Public Domain
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This is a free and open to the public workshop in cooperation with the Association of Discovery Centres, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and our Community Partner Slough Museum. 


To register for one of the sessions at 10am, 1pm or 3pm. click here. 


May 18th at Slough Museum

Caroline the comet hunter

Caroline was the first paid and celebrated female astronomer who earned the prestigious Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society. We will meet Caroline who will tell us her story of what it was like being a female scientist and making discoveries. Plus, we will make a comet, you will draw your own, and learn about what to look for when comets visit us. 


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Alex Simpson and Jacob Dyer, Unsplash, NASA, ESA, Hubble and Public domain