Definition of Sir William Herschel
1. Noun. English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist
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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1846)
"_ ' ratively modern plaster, and inscribed tnaa»ae Sir william Herschel, thus in characters painted apparently soon ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"The fame of Sir William Herschel as an astronomer is perhaps second only to that of Sir Isaac Newton ; but few are aware how greatly he was indebted to his ..."
3. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"... how far the Power of our Telescopes may be expected to reach into Space, when directed to ambiguous Celestial Objects. By Sir William Herschel, ..."
4. A History of the Royal Society, with Memoris of the Presidents by Charles Richard Weld (1848)
"... Banks' interest in the Society—The Margrave of Anspach and the Duke of Gloucester visit the Society—Sir William Herschel discovers Uranus —He receives ..."
5. A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery from the by Arabella Burton Buckley (1876)
"... Inequality of Jupiter and Saturn—Lagrange proves the Stability of the Orbits of the Planets—Sir William Herschel constructs his own Telescopes—Discovery ..."
6. The Observatory (1902)
"It seems to contain about 200 stars as estimated by Sir William Herschel. ... Resolved into stars by Sir William Herschel. Sir John Herschel described it as ..."
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