William Herschel Observations

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I chose “Astronomy: Discovery of Uranus by William Herschel in 1781” as the topic for my research. I found that William Herschel was many things, including a musician, composer, teacher, and astronomer. William also built his own telescopes to look into the night sky. During one of his searches, he found something odd; it wasn’t a nebulous star or comet, but something different. It turned out to be a planet which he named “Georgium Sidus” or Georges star in honor of George III. The motivation for the discovery was his love of the heavens. He and his sister had found many objects in the night sky including several comets. I am positive that Herschel had relied on the work of others but the articles didn’t specify. The reason I am positive
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