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William and Caroline Herschel's Observations and Theories of Comets



Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Herschel Comet

Held on: May 17, 2017 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to May 17, 2017 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Woody Sullivan

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel


Some fascinating astronomical history is on the schedule for May's meeting! UW astronomy professor Woody Sullivan will present about the contributions of William and Caroline Herschel to our understanding of comets.

Sister, Caroline and brother, William Herschel polishing a telescope lens (probably a mirror)  Credit: 1896 Lithograph Genre Technique



Latitude 47.65292179999999, Longitude -122.3110596

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