Winter Astronomy: Anniversary of Caroline’s 5th comet

Winter Astronomy: Anniversary of Caroline’s 5th comet

Friday 15th December 2023 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 2BL, South West

Visit the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to participate in nighttime astronomy on the anniversary of Caroline Herschel’s discovery of her 5th Comet, Comet C/1791 X1 (Herschel), on 15th December 1791. from the very garden, the Planet Uranus was discovered in 1781. The Bath Astronomers will be at the museum with their telescopes to guide you around the Winter night sky.

This event will go ahead rain or shine, as you can visit the museum and the Bath Astronomers will be able to provide talks.

Please note that this has already taken place on 15/12/2023


Event organiser

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Herschel Museum of Astronomy. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 29th May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 26th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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