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The Inter-Disciplinary Science of Sir John Herschel

Posted 03 August 2010 | By | Categories: History | No Comments

Tweet Sir John Herschel, landed on Cape Town shores in early 1834 to map out the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. His father, Sir Frederick William Herschel, also an astronomer, had discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. Sir John would continue his father’s work in Cape Town by building a 21 ft telescope through which […]