William Herschel

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William Herschel
BornFrederick William Herschel
15 November 1738(1738-11-15)
Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire
Dee'd25 August 1822(1822-08-25) (aged 83)
Slough, Ingland
NaitionalityGerman; later Breetish
Kent forDiscovery o Uranus, discovery o infrared radiation, deep sky surveys
AwairdsCopley Medal
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy an muisic

Frederick William Herschel,[1] KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) wis a German-born Breetish astronomer, technical expert, an componer. Born in Hanover, Germany, Herschel follaed his faither intae the Militar Baund o Hanover, afore emigratin tae Breetain at age 19. He became famous for his discovery o the planet Uranus, alang wi twa o its major muins (Titania an Oberon), an discovered twa muins o Saturn an aa. As weel as this, he wis the first person tae discover the existence o infrared radiation. He is kent for the twenty-fower symphonies, an mony ither muisical pieces, that he componed an aa.

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  1. Hoskin, M. (ed.) (2003) Caroline Herschel's autobiographies, Science History Publications Cambridge, p. 13, ISBN 0905193067.