Sir William Herschel – David Rives

Sir Frederick William Herschel was born in Hanover Germany, in 1738. At the age of 19, he moved to England, and is known as the composer of twenty four symphonies.

He was talented with multiple musical instruments, and was the director of the Bath Orchestra.

But Sir William Herschel is perhaps more well known in the field of astronomy. He started working with telescopes in the 1770’s and turned his focus on double stars.

Building his own telescopes (totaling over four hundred in his lifetime), he observed and made note of many amazing objects and occurrences, and in 1781, came across an object with a planetary orbit… The planet Uranus.

He catalogued and discovered many nebulae, galaxies, and planetary moons, and discovered the infrared radiation that the sun produces.

A brilliant scientist of his day, Herschel was known as “The King’s Astronomer”.

He said that: “All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.” ..Sir William Herschel

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