The treatises on physical geography by Mrs Mary Somerville and Sir John Herschel (the lattewritten for the eighth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica) showed the effect produced in Great Britain by the stimulus of Humboldt's work.
There he remained till 1855, when he succeeded Sir John Herschel as Master of the Mint, a post he held until his death on the 16th of September 5869.
Charles Messier (1730-1817) had catalogued in 1781 103 nebulae; Herschel discovered 2500, laid down the lines of their classification, divined the laws of their distribution, and assigned their place in a scheme of development.
A Orionis, very close to Orionis, is a very fine multiple star, described by Sir William Herschel as two sets of treble stars; more stars have been revealed by larger telescopes.
High) are an inner spur of the Drakensberg running through the Herschel district.
His bust, by the same sculptor, stands opposite that of Sir John Herschel in the hall of St John's College, Cambridge.
Sir John Herschel continued in the Sir John northern, and extended to the southern hemisphere, Herschel.
The name was first given by Sir John Herschel to an apparatus for measuring the heating effect of solar rays (Edin.
Sir William Herschel and afterwards F.
Sir William Herschel was the first astronomer who measured position angles; the instrument he employed is described in Phil.