Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published by the Sophia Centre Press in partnership with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, Faculty of Humanitiies and the Performing Arts, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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Volume 16

William Herschel’s Wonderful Decade, 1781-1790

Michel Hoskin


William Herschel was a professional musician for fully half his life, and wished to be remembered as a composer. His achievements in astronomy—as telescope builder, observer, and theoretician—that are recognised by the naming of the current Herschel Space Telescope belong mainly to a single mirabilis decas, and this I discuss.

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