Observatory House was an observatory in Slough, England. It was built, run and used by the astronomer William Herschel, and his sister Caroline. The famous '40-foot telescope' - at that time the largest in the world - was housed there in the late 18th century and early 19th century.

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  • Observatory House (littéralement « maison observatoire ») est un ancien observatoire de Slough, en Angleterre. Il a été construit, dirigé et utilisé par l'astronome William Herschel et sa sœur Caroline. Il a abrité le télescope de 40 pieds de la fin du XVIIIe siècle jusqu'au milieu du XIXe siècle. La maison principale se trouvait sur Windsor Road. On y trouvait également un petit chalet plus loin sur la terre. Herschel y a emménagé le 3 avril 1786. John Herschel est né dans la maison et William y est mort le 25 août 1822. John Herschel et sa famille ont quitté la maison pour Hawkhurst en 1840. Observatory House fut par la suite démolit. Un monument demeure sur Herschel Street près d'où était situé le télescope de 40 pieds. (fr)
  • Observatory House was an observatory in Slough, England. It was built, run and used by the astronomer William Herschel, and his sister Caroline. The famous '40-foot telescope' - at that time the largest in the world - was housed there in the late 18th century and early 19th century. The main house was on Windsor Road. There was also a small cottage on the land. Herschel moved there on 3 April 1786. John Herschel was born in the house, and William died there on 25 August 1822. John Herschel and his family moved out of the house to Hawkhurst in 1840. Observatory House was later demolished. There is a poignant section of one of the early programmes by Sir Patrick Moore on BBC "The Sky at Night", which was aired in 1960. He talks about the discovery of the planet Uranus by Herschel and how Patrick Moore visited the house, "now empty and likely to be demolished." In the garage is a section of the 40 ft telescope still sitting and Patrick shows photos of it. All gone now. A monument remains on Herschel Street, close to where the 40-foot telescope was located. (en)
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  • Observatory House was an observatory in Slough, England. It was built, run and used by the astronomer William Herschel, and his sister Caroline. The famous '40-foot telescope' - at that time the largest in the world - was housed there in the late 18th century and early 19th century. (en)
  • Observatory House (littéralement « maison observatoire ») est un ancien observatoire de Slough, en Angleterre. Il a été construit, dirigé et utilisé par l'astronome William Herschel et sa sœur Caroline. Il a abrité le télescope de 40 pieds de la fin du XVIIIe siècle jusqu'au milieu du XIXe siècle. La maison principale se trouvait sur Windsor Road. On y trouvait également un petit chalet plus loin sur la terre. Herschel y a emménagé le 3 avril 1786. John Herschel est né dans la maison et William y est mort le 25 août 1822. (fr)
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  • Observatory House (fr)
  • Observatory House (en)
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