Definition of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
1. Noun. German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846).
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1. A Century's Progress in Astronomy by Hector Macpherson (1906)
"This heliometer eventually revealed the parallax of the stars in the able hands of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel. Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel was born at Minden, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"These functions are named after Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, who in 1817 introduced them in an investigation on Kepler's Problem. He discussed their properties ..."
3. Stars and Telescopes: A Hand-book of Popular Astronomy, Founded on the 9th by David Peck Todd, William Thynne Lynn (1899)
"... Omega Centauri (HERSCHEL) 269 Portrait of EDUARD SCHONFELD 270 Portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel 273 Portrait of CHRISTIAN AUGUST FRIEDRICH PETERS . ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... of London, has presented to the Berlin Academy of Sciences a large number of letters addressed to his grandfather, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel. ..."
5. The Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography by John Clark Ridpath (1897)
"Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, (qv,) b. 1784, d. 1846, has contributed more than any other to the solid advancement of the science in the 19th e. ..."