Sir William (originally Friedrich Wilhelm) Herschel (1738-1822) is one of the greatest figures in the history of astronomy. Born in Germany, he moved to England in 1757 and started his astronomical observations while working as a professional musician in Bath. With the help of his sister, Caroline, Herschel began a series of systematic reviews of the heavens to record the motion and distribution of the stars. Using massive telescopes built by himself, Herschel was able to see much futher than any previous astronomer, and he was the first to give a correct description of the form of our galaxy, The Milky Way. In 1781 he discovered the planet Uranus, and in 1782 he was appointed King's Astronomer by George III. Eventually, when The Royal Astronomical Society was founded in 1820, Herschel became its president.For Yen Chih-ta#39;ui and his Yen-shih chia-hsun, see Teng Ssu- yiia#39;s Family Instructions for the Yen Clan, Monographies du Ta#39;oung Pao, vol. 4 (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1968). For Fa-lins Pien-cheng lun. see T 52.489c-550c. 52. Kai-chi hsiu-chai shu-wen, in Chin-yuan chi, HTC 101.124a14, 53. ... and Koichi Shinohara, eds., Monks and Magicians: Religious Biographies in Asia (Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press.
|Title||:||Buddhism in the Sung|
|Author||:||Peter N. Gregory, Daniel Aaron Getz|
|Publisher||:||University of Hawaii Press - 2002-01|