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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

A Brief Biography of God Part Four: Life Support

After hanging around the planet for millennia, messing with humans only to have them mess right back, our favorite Supreme Being took just a couple of hundred years to go from from comfortable middle age to life support. 1,563 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. 498 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

The Universe And Stuff

John Louis Emil Dreyer

Wondered why Galaxies and Nebulae have an NGC number preceding them?

…Then you should get to know astronomer John Dreyer

John Louis Emil Dreyer (February 13, 1852 – September 14, 1926) was a  349 more words