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going over my oberon

Big Moon of Uranus

Oberon, also designated Uranus IV, is the outermost major moon of the planet Uranus. It is the second-largest and second most massive of the Uranian moons, and the ninth most massive moon in the  444 more words



Mimas is a moon of Saturn which was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. It is named after Mimas, a son of Gaia in Greek mythology, and is also designated Saturn I. 193 more words


The nature of modern discoveries

Keith Hudson

Of all the heavyweight discussions on television this morning between heavyweight guys on heavyweight subjects, the one I enjoyed the most was with a 15 year-old schoolboy, John Wagg.  706 more words

10th May 1773. 'Let there be Light, and Sound!

The seven Colour Frequencies and seven Sound Frequencies are used by the eyes, ears and via artistic endeavour, in music and painting.

Today in 1773 at the age of 35, William Herschel purchased a copy of James Ferguson’s Astronomy. 490 more words


History of of Infrared Thermography

The credit for conceiving the concept of an infrared radiation goes to William Herschel, the astronomer, in the early 19th century. Herschel showcased the outcome of his experiment in 1800 in front of the Royal Society of London. 440 more words

My Work

Wednesday's Book Review: "Intimate Universality"

Intimate Universality: Local and Global Themes in the History of Climate and Weather. Edited by James Rodger Fleming, Vladimir Jankovic, and Deborah R. Coen. Sagamore Beach: MA: Science History Publications, 2006. 498 more words


Astronomy and Forensic Science - The Herschel Connection

When I was in Bath on Friday evening I made a point of visiting the Herschel Museum, which is located in the house in which Sir William Herschel lived for a time, before moving to Slough. 453 more words

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