Friday, August 12, 2011

Profile: William Herschel

Esther from Canada asks us to profile John Herschel, "the discoverer of one of my favorite stars, Betelgeuse". If only I had a favorite star...

In any case, William was John's father.


  1. His father was a full-blooded Jew who converted for his wife. Seems that an I-score of 3 would be fairer.

  2. Next try another cosmologist who is a history maker, yet unsung hero... Alexander Friedmann. He had several years on Hubble's "discovery".