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Discoverers of the Universe:
William and Caroline Herschel
Michael Hoskin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
Preface ix
The Herschel Family xiii
Prologue ? August 1772: The Partnership Convenes 1
Chapter 1: 1707-1773: A Musician's Odyssey 6
Chapter 2: 1773-1778: Vocations in Conflict 28
Chapter 3: 1779-1781: An Enthusiasm Shared 44
Chapter 4: 1781-1782: Royal Patronage 57
Chapter 5: 1782-1783: "Astronomer to his Majesty" 69
Chapter 6: 1783-1785: The Construction of the Heavens 82
Chapter 7: 1782-1790: "One of the Greatest Mechanics of his Day" 108
Chapter 8: 1786-1788: "Gold Can Glitter as Well as the Stars" 129
Chapter 9: 1788-1798: "Noble and Worthy Priestess of the New Heavens" 138
Chapter 10: 1788-1810: "The Most Celebrated of All the Astronomers of the Universe" 146
Chapter 11 ? 1792-1822: The Torch is Handed On 158
Chapter 12 ? 1822-1833: John's "Sacred Duty" 186
Chapter 13 ? 1833-1848: "The Completion of My Father's Work" 197
Abbreviations 209
Notes 211
Bibliographic essay 223
Further Reading 225
Index 229

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