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Titania and Oberon

January 11, 1787: William Herschel looks into the night sky – again. Herschel was a German born British astronomer and composer. He was born in Hanover in 1738 and moved to England at the age of nineteen. 602 more words


January 11 - Oberon and Titania

January 11th 1787 was a good day for William Herschel.  Not many of us get to discover even one major moon in a lifetime, but on this particular day in history Herschel was fortunate enough to find both the largest moon of Uranus, … 189 more words

Going On Up There Then

Capturing light and memory

That photography was invented by an astronomer is the nicest story I have ever heard. After running in the dunes I looked through Facebook today made me feel cosy everybody’s christmas pictures just like warm stars. 494 more words


When Myth Caved in to Science

Earth is not at the Center

Heliocentrism, or heliocentricism, is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary… 206 more words

God Or Science