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British Industrial History

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Frederick William Herschel

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c.1780 eyepiece micrometers made by William Herschel, at the London Science Museum. With these he was the first to detect the rotation of double stars

Sir William Herschel, KH, FRS, a Hanoverian-born British astronomer, technical expert, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel.

1738 Born Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel in Germany on 15 November

1822 Died 25 August


See also Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Museum website


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