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William Herschel
Frederick William Herschel is an English German astronomer and composer. He regularly collaborates with his sister and astronomer Caroline Lucretia Herschel. Born in the Hanover constituency, William Herschel followed his father in the Hanover military band, before emigrating to England in 1757 at the age of 19. Herschel built his first large telescope in 1774, after which he spent nine years doing sky studies examining double stars. Herschel published the nebula catalog in 1802 and 1820. The resolving power of the Herschel telescope revealed that many of the objects called nebulae in Messier's catalog are actually clusters of stars. On 13 March 1781, while observing, he noticed a new object in the constellation Gemini. This, after several weeks of verification and consultation with other astronomers, was confirmed as a new planet, eventually known as Uranus.
BornFriedrich Wilhelm Herschel, November 15, 1738, Hanover, Electorate of Hanover, Holy Roman Empire
DiedAugust 25, 1822, Slough, England
Resting placeSt Laurence's Church, Slough
NationalityHanoverian, later British
FieldsAstronomy and music
Known forDiscovery of Uranus, Discovery of infrared radiation, Deep space surveys, First President of the Royal Astronomical Society
Notable awardsCopley Medal (1781)
SpouseMary Baldwin Herschel
ChildrenJohn Herschel (son)

About William Herschel

Astronomer William Herschel was born in Hanover, Germany on November 15, 1738. He dies at the age of 83, on August 25, 1822.

Famous astronomer and composer who discovered infrared radiation, Uranus, and Titania and Oberon, two of Uranus' largest moons. He is well noted for his twenty-four symphonies.

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William Herschel before becoming famous

William Herschel was born in the Zodiac sign Scorpio (The Scorpion), and 1738 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Horse (馬).

He played four instruments and composed twenty-four symphonies.

Achievement of William Herschel

During his career, he built over 400 telescopes and discovered over 2400 objects that he classified as nebulae.

William Herschel's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

From 1829 to 1871, he was married to Margaret Brodie Stewart. Caroline was his sister's name.

William Herschel Collabed with

Astronomer Edwin Hubble, another well-known astronomer, was a contemporary of his.

William Herschel Income & Net worth

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Latest information about William Herschel updated on March 17 2023.