Uranus discovered by William Herschel today, 235 years ago

Society for the History of Astronomy


by Lemuel Francis Abbott,painting,1785 by Lemuel Francis Abbott,painting,1785

On  the 13th March 1781, William Herschel  discovered the planet we now know as Uranus. Wikipedia has a good account of this at


On the 2nd April the SHA is having a joint conference with the Herschel Society in Bath.

Further details can be found on the SHA website

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