John Herschel


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Noun1.John Herschel - English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)John Herschel - English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
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About 1835 a small treatise, translated from the New York American , related how Sir John Herschel, having been despatched to the Cape of Good Hope for the purpose of making there some astronomical calculations, had, by means of a telescope brought to perfection by means of internal lighting, reduced the apparent distance of the moon to eighty yards!
1792: Sir John Herschel, astronomer who first mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere, was born in Slough.
1792: Sir John Herschel, the astronomer who first mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere, was born in Slough.
Beginning with William Herschel's large reflecting telescopes in the 1780s, astronomers used a half dozen major instruments to reveal thousands of faint nebulae amidst the stars in the northern heavens; in the 1830s, William's son, John Herschel, discovered countless more in the southern heavens.
Ruse invokes William Paley, William Whewell, John Herschel, Charles Lyell, and (distantly) Adam Smith, among others.
In 1839, Sir John Herschel appears to have coined the terms "photograph" and "photography" and established them in the academic and general vernacular, where they have remained relatively unaltered since.
It also narrates the inspiring stories of men and women who, in their sunset years, went on to become role models in their fields of endeavor, among them: American folk artist Anna Mary Robertson (aka Grandma Moses); Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw; Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein; astronaut John Herschel Glen; Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross; Maestro Felix, a teacher of Dumagat children in Quezon Province; and Beatrice Buenavista Evangelista, a volunteer prison ministry worker.
Also an acquaintance of Sir John Herschel, another early scientific photographer, Atkins made the first book of photographs.
Even more ambitiously, Schmidt claims that Hume influenced such philosophers as Herder, Hegel, John Herschel, Hempel, and even Hamann through his historiographical reflections concerning the "theory of progress," and his recognition of human situatedness in history.
John Herschel named the moons after the giant Titans of Greek mythology, because Saturn (which bears the Roman name of Kronos), was the leader of the Titans and mythic ruler of the world.
Captain John Franklin named the island in 1826, in honour of the talents and accomplishments of Victorian scientists William and John Herschel. From the sections of the book dealing with people and culture, we learn that the earliest traces of human settlement on the island date back to 800 years ago, when the ancestors of Inuvialuit and other contemporary Inuit peoples left Alaska in search of new lands to the east.
Sir John Herschel first coined the term 'photography' in 1839.