John Herschel 1792-1871
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John Herschel 1792-1871 a bicentennial commemoration : proceedings of a Royal Society meeting held on 13 May 1992 by

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Published by Royal Society in London .
Written in English


  • Herschel, John F. W. -- Sir, -- 1792-1871.,
  • Astronomy -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by D.G. King-Hele.
ContributionsKing-Hele, Desmond, 1927-
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 129 p.
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19475575M
ISBN 100854034692

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The only child of astronomer Sir William Herschel and his wife Mary, he was mainly tutored at home under the guidance of his mother. He studied shortly at Eton College as a boy then St. John’s College and Cambridge, graduating in at the top of his Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of . This book explores John Herschel's varied achievements, in astronomy, mathematics, physics and chemistry, with particular emphasis on his pioneering work in photography. Now on home page John Herschel - a bicentennial commemoration. Proceedings. King-Hele, D. G. Abstract. This book explores John Herschel's varied achievements, in. Somewhat overshadowed by his illustrious father, the astronomer William Herschel, John Herschel was a scientist and polymath who made notable astronomical observations, as well as valuable contributions to other branches of science, while his contributions to the emerging art of photography were by: 1. John Frederick William Herschel (March 7, - May 11, ) Born on March 7, in Slough, England as the son of William Herschel and his wife Mary. John Herschel was honored by naming Moon crater J. Herschel (N, W, km diameter, in ) and (together with his father) Mars crater Herschel (S, W, km diameter).

Photo, Print, Drawing [John Frederick William Herschel, , three-quarter length portrait, seated] [ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ] Full online access to this resource is only available at the Library of Congress. About this Item. Title [John Frederick William Herschel, , three-quarter length portrait, seated. The Library's copy of British Algae originally belonged to Sir John Herschel (), inventor of the blueprint process, among his many other photographic as well as scientific advances. One of thirteen known copies of the title, Photographs of British Algae was acquired in at auction directly from Herschel's descendants. Background. Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), -- Fiction. See also what's at your library, or elsewhere. Broader terms: Herschel, John F. W. (John. John Herschel a Bicentennial Commemoration [D.G. King-Hele FRS] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying King-Hele FRS, D.G.

Biography of John Herschel (). John Herschel. Astronomer and scientist British, born in Slough (Buckinghamshire) on March 7, , and died in Hawkhurst (Collingwood, County of . Sir John Herschel was a scientist and astronomer like his father, Sir William Herschel. In he entered the University of Cambridge; in he submitted his first mathematical paper to the Royal Society, of which he was elected a fellow the following year. Colonel John Herschel FRS, FRAS (29 October – 31 May ) was an English military engineer, surveyor and was the son of Sir John Herschel, 1st Baronet, and grandson of William Herschel.. Biography. Herschel was born in Claremont, a suburb of Cape Town in the British Cape Colony of South Africa, the third son and the sixth child (of twelve) of Sir John Herschel and his Born: 29 October , Claremont, Cape Town, Cape . The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by John Herschel ( – ) in Sir John was an astronomer, trying to find a way of copying his notes. Herschel managed to fix pictures using hyposulphite of soda as early as