The Cambridge Network in Action: The Discovery of Neptune

@article{Smith1989TheCN,
  title={The Cambridge Network in Action: The Discovery of Neptune},
  author={Robert William Smith},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1989},
  volume={80},
  pages={395 - 422}
}
  • R. Smith
  • Published 1 September 1989
  • Physics
  • Isis
I MOURN OVER THE LOSS to England and to Cambridge of a discovery which ought to be theirs every inch of it, but I have said enough about it to get heartily abused in France, and I don't want to get hated in England for saying more."19 So wrote a disappointed Sir John Herschel in November 1846, two months after Neptune had been discovered by Heinrich d'Arrest and J. G. Galle of the Berlin Observatory as a direct consequence of the calculations based on the novel approach of inverse perturbations… 
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