William Herschel

William Herschel

Life and Work

Günther Buttmann , Wolfgang Steinicke (Hrsg.)

Natur- & Humanwissenschaften


208 Seiten

ISBN-13: 9783757860646

Verlag: Books on Demand

Erscheinungsdatum: 05.09.2023

Sprache: Englisch

Farbe: Nein

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This book was first published in 1961 under the title "Wilhelm Herschel - Leben und Werk". Günther Buttmann has written the first comprehensive German biography of the famous German-born astronomer, who spent most of his life in England. The book also covered the immense astronomical work of William Herschel (1738-1822), assisted by his talented sister Caroline and continued by his son John.
In 1781 Herschel famously discovered the planet Uranus, and over decades of observations with large, self-constructed telescopes, he found about 2500 nebulae and star clusters, many double stars and determined the structure of the Milky Way.
This important book has now been translated by the German astrophysicist and historian of astronomy Wolfgang Steinicke, with Günther Buttmann's blessings. It is unfortunate though that the original author passed away in Spring 2023 and was unable to see the English edition of his work.
Günther Buttmann

Günther Buttmann

Günther Buttmann was born in 1929 in Solln, a suburb of Munich, Germany. As a librarian, he worked in various departments of the Bavarian State Library. His interest in science, primarily astronomy, was awakened at an early age which he studied throughout his life. His publications on William and John Herschel document this interest, as does his biographical work on the geographer Friedrich Ratzel. Günther Buttmann was married with three sons and lived in Stockdorf near Munich until his death in April 2023.

Website: www.klima-luft.de/steinicke

Wolfgang Steinicke

Wolfgang Steinicke (Hrsg.)

Wolfgang Steinicke was born 1952 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. He studied astrophysics and mathematics and received his doctorate with a dissertation on the history of the New General Catalogue. His interest is focused on astronomical objects, their data and historical sources. He is the author of ten books and has published more than 300 scientific papers. The latest work is a comprehensive study of Willaim Herschel's observations. He is Adjunct Research Fellow of the University of Southern Queensland, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Director of the History of Astronomy Section of the German Vereinigung der Sternfreunde, committee member of the Herschel Society and the Webb Deep Sky Society and member of the Society for the History of Astronomy. He works for international associations, organizes astronomy meetings and gives lectures all over the world. Wolfgang Steinicke lives near Freiburg and is married with one son.

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