We take a close interest in modern astronomy, as well as the Herschels’ contribution to its history.

Many of our Lectures (listed under Events) are on modern astronomy or related subjects.

The Astronomy Miscellany page ( here ) offers links to an important collection of interviews and essays by Michael Perryman on results from Gaia and other current issues.

We are also involved in supporting early career women astronomers through the Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship Scheme.