Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.
William Herschel’s Wonderful Decade, 1781-1790
William Herschel was a professional musician for fully half his life, and wished to be remembered as a composer. His achievements in astronomy—as telescope builder, observer, and theoretician—that are recognised by the naming of the current Herschel Space Telescope belong mainly to a single mirabilis decas, and this I discuss.