Great Astronomical Discoveries, Correspondence from the Moon, Page 2

Great Astronomical Discoveries, Correspondence from the Moon, Page 2, November 02, 2018, mixed media

“To render our enthusiasm intelligible, we will state at once that by means of a telescope of vast dimensions and on entirely new principle, the younger Herschel at his observatory in the Southern Hemisphere, has already made the most extraordinary discoveries…”

from “Great Astronomical Discoveries Lately Made by Sir John Herschel”

William Herschel had a kid sister named Caroline. She was the first woman to receive the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. She lived to be 97 years old and she was a boss. One her gravestone is inscribed, “The eyes of her who is glorified here below turned to the starry heavens.”

Published by Molly Cairney

Making stuff since 1982.

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