William Herschel

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Observatory House (1786)
 

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Frederick William Herschel
 

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1822-08-25
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Herschel founded stellar astronomy. He was the first to extend observations beyond the solar system into galactic and extra-galactic space.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
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william herschel worked for thomas linley (Thomas Linley)
william herschel corresponded with johann elert bode (Johann Elert Bode)
william herschel corresponded with pierre-simon, marquis de laplace (Pierre-Simon Laplace)
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franz joseph haydn visited william herschel (Joseph Haydn)
johann elert bode anticipated william herschel (Johann Elert Bode)
christian doppler work related to william herschel (Christian Doppler)
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Herschel founded stellar astronomy. (Assessment)
But his consuming interest was astronomy and his work laid the foundation for future findings by astrophysicists Doppler, and Smyth. (Details)
In 1802 he visited Paris, and took his son, JFW Herschel to meet Napoleon. (Details)
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1738-11-15
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William_Herschel01.jpg by Freebase Sir John Frederick William Herschel by Flickr user Preus museum Portrait of Sir John Frederick William Herschel by Flickr user Preus museum "Crispus Attucks-First Patriot Killed in Boston Massacre, March 6, 1770" by Herschel Levit by Flickr user dbking Stück vom Herschel-Teleskop by Flickr user tyo. 2009_05_wk3_DSC03387 18th by Flickr user gwydionwilliams