The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos (Great Discoveries)

The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos (Great Discoveries)


“A shiny, glossy present to popular-science collections.”―Booklist

educated as a musician, novice scientist William Herschel came across foreign status after gaining knowledge of the planet Uranus in 1781. even though he's nonetheless most sensible recognized for this discovering, his partnership together with his sister Caroline yielded different groundbreaking paintings that is affecting how we see the area this day. The Herschels made entire surveys of the evening sky, conscientiously categorizing each noticeable item within the void. Caroline wrote an influential catalogue of nebulae, and William came across infrared radiation. Veteran technological know-how author Michael D. Lemonick publications readers in the course of the depths of the sun procedure and into his matters’ deepest lives: William built weird and wonderful theories approximately population of the solar; he procured an unheard-of wage for Caroline from King George III at the same time he hassled over the investment for a major, forty-foot telescope; and the siblings feuded over William’s marriage yet ultimately reconciled. nine illustrations

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