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References 9 Further reading 10 External links [ edit ] Early life and work on astronomy Herschel was born in Slough , Berkshire , and studied shortly at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge . He graduated as Senior wrangler in 1813. [ 3 ] It was during his time as an

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Herschel was born in Hanover , Electorate of Hanover one of ten children of Isaak and Anna Ilse, née Moritzen, Herschel . His father was of Jewish descent [ 2 ] and an oboist in the Hannover Military Band. In 1755 the Hannoverian Guards regiment, in whose band Wilhelm and his brother Jakob

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The William Herschel Telescope ( WHT ) is a 4.20 m (165 in) optical / near-infrared reflecting telescope located at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands , Spain. The telescope is part of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes , and

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The Herschel Space Observatory is a European Space Agency space observatory sensitive to the far infrared and submillimetre wavebands. It is the largest space telescope ever launched, carrying a single mirror of 3.5 metres (11.5 ft) in diameter. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The observatory was

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Caroline Herschel first observed the comet on 21 December 1788 and it was observed later that night by her brother William Herschel who described it as looking like a bright nebula and about 5-6 minutes in diameter, and much larger than the planetary nebula M57 . Through December and | 2010/9/26 4:49:48

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Caroline was born in Hannover to Isaak Herschel and Anna Ilse Moritzen of Hannover. Her father was of Jewish descent. At the time, the crowns of England and Hannover were united under George II., meaning that movement back and forth was easy. Isaak led a musical family, and Wilhelm twelve

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Sciences 5 Notes 6 References [ edit ] Early Life & Astronomical Background Sir William Herschel was born in Hanover (in present-day Germany) in 1738. Though Herschel and his siblings were raised to be musicians, then a prestigious and lucrative career, his father, Isaac Herschel | 2010/9/26 23:55:00

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The Herschel Museum of Astronomy (also known as the William Herschel Museum ) is a small independent museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous astronomer , William Herschel and his sister, Caroline Herschel . Both made significant contributions to the field of astronomy and

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By 1846, the planet Uranus had completed nearly one full orbit since its discovery by William Herschel in 1781, and astronomers had detected a series of irregularities in its path which could not be entirely explained by Newton's law of gravitation . These irregularities could, however,

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A star is a massive, luminous ball of plasma held together by gravity . At the end of its lifetime, a star can also contain a proportion of degenerate matter . The nearest star to Earth is the Sun , which is the source of most of the energy on Earth. Other stars are visible from Earth during