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Вильям Гершель


William Herschel

Фотография Вильям Гершель (photo William Herschel)

День рождения: 15.11.1738 года
Возраст: 83 года
Место рождения: Ганновер, Германия
Дата смерти: 25.08.1822 года
Место смерти: Слау, близ Лондона, Великобритания

Quotes of William Herschel

Английский астроном немецкого происхождения.

  • ⋅The phenomena of nature, especially those that fall under the inspection of the astronomer, are to be viewed, not only with the usual attention to facts as they occur, but with the eye of reason and experience. /William Herschel
  • ⋅I have looked further into space than ever human being did before me. I have observed stars of which the light, it can be proved, must take two million years to reach the earth. /William Herschel
  • ⋅The difference of the degrees in which the individuals of a great community enjoy the good things of life has been a theme of declaration and discontent in all ages; and it is doubtless our paramount duty, in every state of society, to alleviate the pressure of the purely evil part of this distribution, as much as possible, and, by all the means we can devise, secure the lower links in the chain of society from dragging in dishonor and wretchedness. /William Herschel
  • ⋅I have tried to improve telescopes and practiced continually to see with them. These instruments have play'd me so many tricks that I have at last found them out in many of their humours. /William Herschel
  • ⋅In the fabulous ages of ancient times the appellations of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were given to the planets as being the names of their principal heroes and divinities. In the present more philosophical era, it would hardly be allowable to have recourse to the same method, and call on Juno, Pallas, Apollo, or Minerva for a name to out new heavenly body. . . . I cannot but wish to take this opportunity of expressing my sense of gratitude, by giving the name Georgium Sidus, to a star [Uranus], by which /William Herschel
  • ⋅We need not hesitate to admit that the Sun is richly stored with inhabitants. /William Herschel
  • ⋅The heavens are now seen to resemble a luxuriant garden, which contains the greatest variety of productions, in different flourishing beds. /William Herschel
  • ⋅I have looked farther into space than ever a human being did before me. /William Herschel
  • ⋅The undevout astronomer must be mad. /William Herschel
  • ⋅He broke through the barriers of the skies. /William Herschel
  • ⋅... finding that in [the Moon] there is a provision of light and heat; also in appearance, a soil proper for habitation fully as good as ours, if not perhaps better who can say that it is not extremely probable, nay beyond doubt, that there must be inhabitants on the Moon of some kind or other? /William Herschel
  • ⋅That planet has a considerable but moderate atmosphere. So that the inhabitants probably enjoy a situation in many respects similar to ours. /William Herschel
  • ⋅Since stars appear to be suns, and suns, according to the common opinion, are bodies that serve to enlighten, warm, and sustain a system of planets, we may have an idea of the numberless globes that serve for the habitaton of living creatures. /William Herschel

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