Alexander Stewart Herschel

Astronomer

1836 – 1907

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Who was Alexander Stewart Herschel?

Professor Alexander Stewart Herschel was a British astronomer.

Although much less well known than his grandfather William Herschel or his father John Herschel, he did pioneering work in meteor spectroscopy. He also worked on identifying comets as the source of meteor showers. The Herschel graph, the smallest non-Hamiltonian polyhedral graph, is named after Herschel due to his pioneering work on Hamilton's Icosian game.

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Born
Feb 5, 1836
Cape Town
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  • United Kingdom
Died
Jun 18, 1907
Slough

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on July 23, 2013

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