Zitate von Wilhelm Herschel

Wilhelm Herschel Foto
1   0

Wilhelm Herschel

Geburtstag: 15. November 1738
Todesdatum: 25. August 1822

Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel war ein aus Deutschland stammender britischer Astronom und Musiker.

Photo: Lemuel Francis Abbott / Public domain

Zitate Wilhelm Herschel

„I have availed myself of the labors of preceding astronomers, but have been induced thereto by my own actual observation of the solar phenomena.“

—  William Herschel

Quelle: Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1880), Ch.4 "Life and Works" quote from his paper "Nature and Construction of the Sun and Fixed Stars" (1795).
Kontext: I should not wonder if, considering all this, we were induced to think that nothing remained to be added; and yet we are still very ignorant in regard to the internal construction of the sun.... The spots have been supposed to be solid bodies, the smoke of volcanoes, the scum floating on an ocean of fluid matter, clouds, opaque masses, and to be many other things.... The sun itself has been called a globe of fire, though, perhaps, metaphorically.... It is time now to profit by the observations we are in possession of. I have availed myself of the labors of preceding astronomers, but have been induced thereto by my own actual observation of the solar phenomena.<!-- p. 145-146

„That the emission of light must waste the sun, is not a difficulty that can be opposed to our hypothesis.“

—  William Herschel

Quelle: Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1880), Ch.4 "Life and Works" quote from his paper "Nature and Construction of the Sun and Fixed Stars" (1795).
Kontext: That the emission of light must waste the sun, is not a difficulty that can be opposed to our hypothesis. Many of the operations of Nature are carried on in her great laboratory which we cannot comprehend. Perhaps the many telescopic comets may restore to the sun what is lost by the emission of light.<!-- p. 148

„Nebulæ can be selected so that an insensible gradation shall take place“

—  William Herschel

Quelle: Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1880), Ch.4 "Life and Works"
Kontext: Nebulæ can be selected so that an insensible gradation shall take place from a coarse cluster like the Pleiades down to a milky nebulosity like that in Orion, every intermediate step being represented. This tends to confirm the hypothesis that all are composed of stars more or less remote.

„It is evident that we cannot mean to affirm that the stars of the fifth, sixth, and seventh magnitudes are really smaller than those of the first, second, or third, and that we must ascribe the cause of the difference in the apparent magnitudes of the stars to a difference in their relative distances from us.“

—  William Herschel

Quelle: Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1880), Ch.4 "Life and Works" from a memoir, published (1817).
Kontext: It is evident that we cannot mean to affirm that the stars of the fifth, sixth, and seventh magnitudes are really smaller than those of the first, second, or third, and that we must ascribe the cause of the difference in the apparent magnitudes of the stars to a difference in their relative distances from us. On account of the great number of stars in each class, we must also allow that the stars of each succeeding magnitude, beginning with the first, are, one with another, further from us than those of the magnitude immediately preceding.

„The starlike appearance of the following six nebulæ is so considerable that the best description… was to compare them to stars with certain deficiencies.“

—  William Herschel

Astronomical Observations relating to the Construction of the Heavens... (1811)
Kontext: The starlike appearance of the following six nebulæ is so considerable that the best description... was to compare them to stars with certain deficiencies.<!-- p. 328

„It will be necessary to explain the spirit of the method of arranging the observed astronomical objects under consideration in such a manner, that one shall assist us to understand the nature and construction of the other.“

—  William Herschel

Astronomical Observations relating to the Construction of the Heavens... (1811)
Kontext: It will be necessary to explain the spirit of the method of arranging the observed astronomical objects under consideration in such a manner, that one shall assist us to understand the nature and construction of the other. This end I propose to obtain by assorting them into as many classes as will be required to produce the most gradual affinity... and it will be found that those contained in one article, are so closely allied to those in the next, that there is perhaps not so much difference between them... as there would be in an annual description of the human figure were it given from the birth of a child till he comes to be a man in his prime.<!-- p. 270-271

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„An object may not only contain stars, but also nebulosity not composed of them.“

—  William Herschel

Astronomical Observations relating to the Construction of the Heavens... (1811), p. 270

„This tends to confirm the hypothesis that all are composed of stars more or less remote.“

—  William Herschel

Quelle: Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1880), Ch.4 "Life and Works"
Kontext: Nebulæ can be selected so that an insensible gradation shall take place from a coarse cluster like the Pleiades down to a milky nebulosity like that in Orion, every intermediate step being represented. This tends to confirm the hypothesis that all are composed of stars more or less remote.

„It is very probable that the great stratum called the Milky Way is that in which the sun is placed, though perhaps not in the very centre of its thickness.“

—  William Herschel

Quelle: Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works (1880), Ch.4 "Life and Works".
Kontext: It is very probable that the great stratum called the Milky Way is that in which the sun is placed, though perhaps not in the very centre of its thickness.... We gather this from the appearance of the Galaxy, which seems to encompass the whole heavens, as it certainly must do if the sun is within it.<!-- p. 159-160

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Ähnliche Autoren

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Foto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart43
Komponist der Wiener Klassik
Galileo Galilei Foto
Galileo Galilei9
italienischer Philosoph, Mathematiker, Physiker und Astronom
Philip Stanhope Chesterfield Foto
Philip Stanhope Chesterfield11
britischer Diplomat
Jean Jacques Rousseau Foto
Jean Jacques Rousseau84
französischsprachiger Schriftsteller
Giordano Bruno Foto
Giordano Bruno11
italienischer Philosoph
Novalis Foto
Novalis93
deutscher Dichter der Frühromantik
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Foto
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing104
deutscher Dichter der Aufklärung
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Foto
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg116
deutscher Naturforscher und Schriftsteller
Johann Gottfried Herder Foto
Johann Gottfried Herder40
deutscher Dichter, Philosoph, Übersetzer und Theologe der W…
Matthias Claudius Foto
Matthias Claudius18
deutscher Dichter und Journalist, Lyriker mit volksliedhaft…
Heutige Jubiläen
Ozzy Osbourne Foto
Ozzy Osbourne4
britischer Rockmusiker 1948
Johann Peter Eckermann Foto
Johann Peter Eckermann15
deutscher Dichter 1792 - 1854
Alyson Nöel Foto
Alyson Nöel1
US-amerikanische Autorin 1965
Mary Baker Eddy Foto
Mary Baker Eddy5
US-amerikanische Autorin und Religionsgründerin 1821 - 1910
Weitere 56 heutige Jubiläen
Ähnliche Autoren
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Foto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart43
Komponist der Wiener Klassik
Galileo Galilei Foto
Galileo Galilei9
italienischer Philosoph, Mathematiker, Physiker und Astronom
Philip Stanhope Chesterfield Foto
Philip Stanhope Chesterfield11
britischer Diplomat
Jean Jacques Rousseau Foto
Jean Jacques Rousseau84
französischsprachiger Schriftsteller
Giordano Bruno Foto
Giordano Bruno11
italienischer Philosoph