HERSCHEL’S COMPASS

About the object

A gift to G.H Spiers of Upton Park from Prof Herschel Nov 1904 – why was it given? where did it lead?

Slough Museum’s Discovery and Innovation Pod is on the first floor of The Curve.

The Pod shares the local history of Slough based 18th century astronomers William Herschel and his sister Caroline who developed the modern mathematical approach to astronomy and made many discoveries including the planet Uranus and serval comets, stars and nebulae.

As part of our Make With the Museum series at The Curve Club, you can make a Paper Solar System and create the universe to understand the sizes of and distances between each planet.