Sir William Herschel, British astronomer

Sir William Herschel, British astronomer

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Caption: Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), German-born British astronomer. Herschel constructed several telescopes and used them to extensively study the night sky. He catalogued double stars and studied the Moon's surface, but is remembered most for his discovery of Uranus in 1781. He also discovered satellites of Saturn and Uranus, first detected infrared radiation and played a major role in setting up what became the Royal Astronomical Society.

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