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  1. Herschel, William Herschel, Sir William Herschel, Sir Frederick William Herschelnoun

    English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)

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  1. Sir Frederick William Herschel

    Frederick William Herschel (; German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer and composer. He frequently collaborated with his younger sister and fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel (1750–1848). Born in the Electorate of Hanover, William Herschel followed his father into the military band of Hanover, before emigrating to Great Britain in 1757 at the age of nineteen. Herschel constructed his first large telescope in 1774, after which he spent nine years carrying out sky surveys to investigate double stars. Herschel published catalogues of nebulae in 1802 (2,500 objects) and in 1820 (5,000 objects). The resolving power of the Herschel telescopes revealed that many objects called nebulae in the Messier catalogue were actually clusters of stars. On 13 March 1781 while making observations he made note of a new object in the constellation of Gemini. This would, after several weeks of verification and consultation with other astronomers, be confirmed to be a new planet, eventually given the name of Uranus. This was the first planet to be discovered since antiquity, and Herschel became famous overnight. As a result of this discovery, George III appointed him Court Astronomer. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and grants were provided for the construction of new telescopes. Herschel pioneered the use of astronomical spectrophotometry, using prisms and temperature measuring equipment to measure the wavelength distribution of stellar spectra. In the course of these investigations, Herschel discovered infrared radiation. Other work included an improved determination of the rotation period of Mars, the discovery that the Martian polar caps vary seasonally, the discovery of Titania and Oberon (moons of Uranus) and Enceladus and Mimas (moons of Saturn). Herschel was made a Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order in 1816. He was the first President of the Royal Astronomical Society when it was founded in 1820. He died in August 1822, and his work was continued by his only son, John Herschel.

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  1. sir frederick william herschel

    Sir Frederick William Herschel was a British astronomer and composer, best known for his discovery of the planet Uranus, many other astronomical objects, as well as his studies on infrared radiation. Born in Germany in 1738, he moved to England in 1757 where he pursued his career in music before developing interest in astronomy. His contributions to the construction of large telescopes and his systematic approach to observing the sky significantly advanced the field of astronomy in the 18th century. He was knighted for his scientific accomplishments in 1816 and passed away in 1822.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sir frederick william herschel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

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    The numerical value of sir frederick william herschel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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