Dedication by William Herschel

Dedication by William Herschel

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dedication by William Herschel. Signed letter by the German-British astronomer William Herschel 1738-1822), dedicating an engraving of the planet Uranus to King George III of Britain. Herschel is credited with the discovery of Uranus on 13th March 1781.

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