What did Herschel do for astronomy?
William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.
William Herschel could be called a scientist in some ways, but not exactly. Sir William Herschel is known as a composer and an astronomer. He is accredited for the discovery of Uranus after his music led him to an interest in mathematics, and then to astronomy,which inspired him to begin to build telescopes.
Caroline Herschel was a German British astronomer who discovered many comets specially '35P/Herschel-Rigollet ' which is named after her. She was the first women to receive 'Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society'. However, to say that he achievements in the field of astronomy changed the way we live today would be an over statement.
John F. W. Herschel has written: 'On a remarkable peculiarity in the law of the extraordinary refraction of differently-coloured rays' -- subject(s): Optical properties, Zeolites, Refraction 'Instructions for making and registering meteorological observations in Southern Africa and other countries in the south seas and also at sea' -- subject(s): Meteorology, Observations 'Sensorial vision' -- subject(s): Vision 'Tan tian' -- subject(s): Astronomy 'Outlines of astronomy' -- subject(s): Astronomie, Astronomy 'Familiar lectures on scientific subjects' -- subject(s)…