William Herschel and his work/Index

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INDEX

 
 

Amici, 121.

Asteroids, 72, 191.

 

Banks, Sir Joseph, 111, 239.

Bath, as seen by Smollett, 2; by Horace Walpole, 46.

housekeeping at, 33.

Brewster, Sir David, 102, 234.

Bolman (Leeds), 33.

Burney, opinion of Jacob Herschel, 32.

visit to Slough, 201.

Burney (Fanny), Windsor gossip, 197.

 

Campbell, interview with Herschel, 206.

New Monthly Magazine, 257.

Catalogues of stars, 133, 227.

Comets, 193.

 

Dollond, 109.

 

Eighteenth century, 41.

Equerries at Windsor, 60.

Eros, discovery of, 71.

Error, limits of, 53.

Facio Duillier, eclipse of 1706, 61.

Ferguson's Astronomy, 43.

Fraunhofer, 99, 127.

 

Galileo, 99, 107.

Gauges of stars, 141.

George iii., a lover of astronomy, 84.

delays in dealing with Herschel, 90.

Triumvirate, 239.

Georgium Sidus, 75.

Glasgow, visits to, 204.

Greenwich Observatory, 52.

instruments, 88.

 

Halley, eclipse of 1715, 63.

flattery to Charles ii., 77.

Hanover, society in, 34, 251.

Harding, asteroid Juno, 72.

Herschel, Caroline Lucretia, 3.

relations towards her brothers, 3.

Cinderella, 6, 255.

a concert singer, 28.

not successful, 32, 38.

in England, 29.

word-portrait of her, 30, 250.

the Lady's Comet, 81.

her pension, 81; unpaid, 114.

honours paid to her, 243.

view of Lives of her brother, 247.

life in Hanover, 251.

views on servants and workpeople, 34, 115, 252.

Herschel, Sir John F., decline of science in England, 97.

distance of stars, 245.

Cape of Good Hope, 249. Herschel, Sir William, birth, 3.

father of, 6.

other's foolishness, 8, 9, 18, 21.

schooldays of, 11.

knowledge of languages, 12.

musical and mechanical ability, 13.

astronomy, 14.

visit to England, 16.

flight from Hanover, 19.

engagements in England, 24, 257.

visit to Italy, 26.

removes to Bath, 27.

gives concerts there, 27, 258.

appointed to Octagon Chapel, 28, 258.

race for fame, 32.

work in Bath, 35.

drought by day, frost by night, 39.

discovery of, 47.

aims in observing, 53.

length of earth's day, 66.

"Account of a Comet," 68.

Uranus, 73.

Catalogue of Double Stars, 80.

contributions to Phil. Trans., 81.

Copley Medal, 84.

public opinion, 85.

summoned to court, 86.

"showman of the heavens," 89.

no honour bestowed till 1816, 94.

encouragement of science, 96.

disparagement of his work, 101, 222.

King's Astronomer, 103.

polishing his great mirror, 112.

his ingenuity, 117.

accidents, 119.

Herschel, requiem of telescope, 125.

reviews of the heavens, 129.

simplicity and kindness, 209, 259.

failing health, 210.

religious sentiments, 215.

Arago's eulogium, 217.

Huggins, Sir William, 229.

 

Jupiter, 175.

 

Keats, 91.

 

Laboratories of universe, 139.

Lalande, 40, 51, 58, 77, 88, 105.

Linley, Pump-room band, 27, 258.

his daughter's singing, 28.

 

Mars, 173.

Maskelyne, honoured by the French, 86.

Mercury, 168.

Messier, 111.

Micrometer, 80.

Milky Way, 143, 233.

Moon, mountains, 54.

volcanoes, 56.

atmosphere, 60.

More, Hannah, 29.

 

Napoleon, 207.

Nebulæ, relative antiquity, 147.

resolvable and gaseous, 228.

Nebular hypothesis, 235.

Newton, encouragement to, 97.

his telescope, 107.

Niemeyer, 26.

 

Olbers, discovery of asteroids, 72.

absorption of light by ether, 147.

 

Pfaff, 248.

Piazzi, 72, 119.

Points and blunts, war of, 51.

Pringle, Sir John, 51.

 

Rosse, Lord, 121.

 

Saturn, 176.

Schroeter, 169.

Stannyan, Captain, 60.

Stars, periodical, 51.

changes among, 130.

double, 219.

spectra of, 226.

growth of, 227.

unity of design in, 228.

distance of, 245.

Southey, story of Herschel, 25, 257.

Sun, total eclipses of, 1706, 1715, 61.

corona and red flames of, 62.

movements, 135.

spectrum of, 157.

Sun, heat, light, and chemical rays, 159.

spots, 161.

 

Telescope, price-catalogue in 1771, 105.

sales of, 122.

refractors, 111, 127.

Triumvirate, the, 239.

 

Uranus, 186.

 

Venus, 169.

 

Walpole, 46, 151.

Watson, William, and William Watson, jun., 47.

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