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Who were the Herschels?

Why are William and Caroline Herschel so special and why is the museum named after them?

Use this free teaching resource from the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to help teach planets and space. This worksheet includes information about the Herschels and includes an astronomical glossary.

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Suitable for: KS2, KS3, KS4

Subjects: Science

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Use: Yes (my name, role & school)

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About Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

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The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians.

It was from this house, using a telescope of his own design that William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.

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