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JOHN HERSCHEL ON THE DISCOVERY OF NEPTUNE

@inproceedings{Kollerstrom2006JOHNHO,
  title={JOHN HERSCHEL ON THE DISCOVERY OF NEPTUNE},
  author={N. Kollerstrom},
  year={2006}
}
The letters of John Herschel that concern the discovery of the planet Neptune have not been greatly discussed by historians of science. I have transcribed these in the course of archiving the British Neptune-discovery documents. Herschel tends to be depicted as a background figure in narrations of the story of Neptune's discovery, whereas the present account focuses upon his evolving view of the topic: the rival merits of the two main protagonists, and the startling manner in which an obscure… Expand
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