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Discoverers of the universe [electronic resource] : William and Caroline Herschel / Michael Hoskin.

By: Hoskin, Michael A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9781400838127 (electronic bk.); 1400838126 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Herschel, William, 1738-1822 | Herschel, Caroline Lucretia, 1750-1848 | Astronomers -- Great Britain -- Biography | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | SCIENCE -- AstronomyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Discoverers of the universe.DDC classification: 520.92/241 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Herschel family -- August 1772: the partnership convenes -- 1707-1773: a musician's odyssey -- 1773-1778: vocations in conflict -- 1779-1781: an enthusiasm shared -- 1781-1782: royal patronage -- 1782-1783: "Astronomer to his majesty" -- 1783-1785: the construction of the heavens -- 1782-1790: "one of the greatest mechanics of his day" -- 1786-1788: "gold can glitter as well as the stars" -- 1788-1798: "noble and worthy priestess of the new heavens" -- 1788-1810: "the most celebrated of all the astronomers of the universe" -- 1792-1822: the torch is handed on -- 1822-1833: John's "sacred duty" -- 1833-1848: "the completion of my father's work."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-228) and index.

The Herschel family -- August 1772: the partnership convenes -- 1707-1773: a musician's odyssey -- 1773-1778: vocations in conflict -- 1779-1781: an enthusiasm shared -- 1781-1782: royal patronage -- 1782-1783: "Astronomer to his majesty" -- 1783-1785: the construction of the heavens -- 1782-1790: "one of the greatest mechanics of his day" -- 1786-1788: "gold can glitter as well as the stars" -- 1788-1798: "noble and worthy priestess of the new heavens" -- 1788-1810: "the most celebrated of all the astronomers of the universe" -- 1792-1822: the torch is handed on -- 1822-1833: John's "sacred duty" -- 1833-1848: "the completion of my father's work."

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