Centenary of the Death of William Herschel

  title={Centenary of the Death of William Herschel},
  author={D. J.},
ON August 25, 1822—a hundred years ago—William Herschel died at Slough, aged eighty-three years and nine months. His scientific activity had continued almost to the end of his long life. His last published paper was read before the Royal Astronomical Society (of which he was the first President) in June 1821. It is the only one of his seventy memoirs which was not published in the Philosophical Transactions, of the yearly volumes of which for the years 1780 to 1818 inclusive only those for 1813… Expand
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