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SIR JOHN HERSCHEL
SIR JOHN HERSCHEL
Berkshire, England (1792 - 1871)
Sir John Frederick William Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, experimental photographer and inventor. The son of astronomer Sir William Herschel, he originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus.
 

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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Kevin Schindler

The spectrograph
Kevin Schindler - Lowell Observatory

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Kevin Schindler

The establishment and history of Lowell
Kevin Schindler - Lowell Observatory

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Seth Shostak

The Allen telescope array
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

The Aricebo instrument
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

My astronomical hero
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Astronomy and the telescope
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Belief in intelligent life
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Broadcast or no broadcast?
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Funding astronomical research
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

How I became an astronomer
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

IYA greeting
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Laser light signals
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Not detecting a signal
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Observing with the Allen telescope array
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

The public's reaction to signal reception
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

SETI for amateurs
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

SETI International
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Copernicus and SETI
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

A SETI radio experiment
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Significant advances in technology over the past two decades
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Team SETI and radio SETI
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Where to tune the radio telescope
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Seth Shostak

Who or what is at the other end of the signal
Seth Shostak - SETI Institute

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Stephanie Snedden

Conclusions about galaxy clustering
Stephanie Snedden - Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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Stephanie Snedden

IYA greeting
Stephanie Snedden - Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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