History

25 Windsor Road, formally known as Observatory House, has a fascinating history, which began when William Herschel, who had moved to England from Hanover, decided to settle in Slough following his appointment by King George III as his private astronomer. Discover the journey here:

1781

William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus; the first planet to be discovered that could not be seen with the naked eye.

1786

Herschel, who had moved to England from Hanover, decided to settle in Slough following his appointment by King George III as his ‘private astronomer’.

1789

Further discoveries from Herschel included four moons: two of Uranus – Oberon and Titania in 1787; and two of Saturn – Enceladus and Mimas in 1789.

1815

Herschel’s 40ft telescope was situated in the garden of Observatory House and used up until 1815

2017

Completion of 25 Windsor Road.