William Herschel

1738–1822

Astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus, improved telescopes, and made many other discoveries.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
William and Caroline Herschel  in  Stories of the Great Scientists  by  Charles R. Gibson
Herschel and the Story of the Stars  in  Children's Stories of the Great Scientists  by  Henrietta Christian Wright


Image Links


Sir John Herschel
 in The Reign of Queen Victoria