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William Herschel explorer of the heavens. by Sidgwick, J. B.

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English


  • Herschel, William, -- Sir, -- 1738-1822.

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LC ClassificationsQB36.H6 .S57
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Pagination228 p. :
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18699863M

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In this book Dr. Armitage retells the story of the life and work of William Herschel, the self-taught amateur astronomer who rose from obscurity to world-fame, almost literally in a night, and whose achievements opened a new era in astronomical optics. Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS (15 November – 25 August ) was a German-British astronomer, composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked. Herschel constructed his first large telescope in , after which he spent nine years carrying out sky surveys to investigate double stars.   The German-born William Herschel is well-known through his fundamental contributions to many fields of classical discovered and observed thousands of celestial objects: ordinary and double stars, nebulae and star clusters and, in , Uranus. His thoughts about the “construction of the heavens” were revolutionary and influenced many 19th-century : William Herschel. “The Scientific Papers of Sir William Herschel”, p, Cambridge University Press 6 Copy quote In the fabulous ages of ancient times the appellations of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were given to the planets as being the names of their principal heroes and divinities.