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Herschel, Sir William British & World English

(1738–1822), German-born British astronomer; full name Sir Frederick William Herschel. His cataloguing of the skies resulted in the discovery of the planet Uranus. He was the first to appreciate the great remoteness of stars and developed the idea that the sun belongs to the star system of the Milky Way

Sir Frederick William Herschel in Herschel, Sir William British & World English

(1738–1822), German-born British astronomer; full name Sir Frederick William Herschel. His cataloguing of the skies resulted in the discovery of the planet Uranus. He was the first to appreciate the great remoteness of stars and developed the idea that the sun belongs to the star system of the Milky Way

Sir John Frederick William Herschel in Herschel, Sir John British & World English

(1792–1871), English astronomer and physicist, son of William; full name Sir John Frederick William Herschel. He extended the sky survey to the southern hemisphere, carried out pioneering work in photography, and made contributions to meteorology and geophysics