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Exhibition: Science and Spirituality: Astronomy and the Benedictine Order

December 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - December 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Since its re-establishment after the reformation in the early 19th century, there have been several members of the Catholic community at Downside Abbey who harboured a strong interest in astronomy, including a monk who knew and corresponded with William Herschel. In the middle of the 19th century, an observatory was actually built within the monastic grounds; shortly afterwards, it was destroyed by fire. The drawings and designs for this building have only recently come to light.

Weekdays
1pm – 5pm (last entry 4.15 pm)

Weekends and Bank Holidays
11am – 5pm (last entry 4.15 pm)

Closed for the winter season until Monday 18 January 2016.

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Start:
December 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
End:
December 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King St,
Bath, BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Phone:
01225 446865

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