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Sir John Herschel




Sir John Herschel is Born

Mar 07, 1792

Sir John Herschel is born in Slough. He is the son of the astronomer William Herschel.

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Location: Britain



Charles Babbage Goes to Trinity College

1810

Charles Babbage goes to Trinity College, Cambridge. He met with John Herschel here, but was not very impressed by the mathematics that he was being taught there.

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Location: Britain



Royal Astronomical Society Founded

1820

Charles Babbage helps to found the Royal Astronomical Society with John Herschel. Babbage's particular interest was to produce a standard form for astronomical calculations in order to reduce errors.

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Location: Britain



Sir John Herschel Goes to South Africa

Nov 12, 1833

Sir John Herschel departs for South Africa in order to catalogue the stars that are visible from the southern skies.

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Location: South America



Sir John Herschel Set Up His Telescope

Jan 15, 1834

Sir John Herschel sets up his 21 foot telescope at Claremont, a suburb of Cape Town.

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Location: Southern Africa



Sir John Herschel Reads Darwin's Book on Geology

Feb 20, 1836

Sir John Herschel reads Darwin’s book “Principals of Geology” and wrote to Lyell saying that it would bring a complete revolution to the subject.

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Location: Southern Africa



Darwin And Fitzroy Visit Sir John Herschel

Jun 15, 1836

Darwin and Fitzroy visit the astronomer Sir John Herschel in Cape Town

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Location: Southern Africa



Sir John Herschel Returns to Britain

1838

Sir John Herschel returns to Britain and is created a Baronet of Slough in the County of Buckingham

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Location: Britain



Sir John Herschel Dies

May 11, 1871

Sir John Herschel dies

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Location: Britain