Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel

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Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel (15 November 1738 in Hanover – 25 August 1822) was a German astronomer and composer. Later he went to England and changed his name to William Herschel. Herschel became most famous for the discovery of Uranus in addition to two of its major moons, Titania and Oberon. He also discovered two moons of Saturn and infrared radiation.

Literature

  • Edward Singleton Holden: "Sir William Herschel, his life and works" (1881) (PDF-File)
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