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SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL
SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL
Germany (1738 - 1822)
Sir Frederick William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering Uranus. He also discovered infrared radiation and made many other discoveries in astronomy.
 

Enjoy these insightful and educational video clips drawn from over 70 hours of interviews with the world's leading figures in astronomy, shot during the filming of 400 Years of the Telescope.

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Catherine Cesarsky

Studying galaxy formation in the infrared with ALMA
Catherine Cesarsky - International Astronomical Union

In addition to looking at nearby regions or star formations also to study the composition of these clouds which will contain complicated molecules which are probably the first elements to build life, ALMA will also be capable of doing very important discoveries in the very far away universe.

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Geoff Chester

Chronometers at the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

How I became an astronomer
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

IYA greeting
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

History of the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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