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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Denning, William Frederick (1848–1931), astronomer

A. J. Meadows.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 564 words.

Denning, William Frederick (1848–1931), astronomer, was born on 25 November 1848 at Wellow, near Radstock, Somerset, the son of Isaac Poyntz Denning, a public accountant, and his wife,...

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Taylor, Thomas Glanville (1804–1848), astronomer

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 774 words.

Taylor, Thomas Glanville (1804–1848), astronomer, was born at Ashburton, Devon, on 22 November 1804, the son of Thomas Taylor (b. 1772) and his wife, Susannah, née Glanville. In 1807 his...

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Dunlop, James (1793–1848), astronomer

David Gavine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 990 words.

Dunlop, James (1793–1848), astronomer, was born on 31 October 1793 in Dalry, Ayrshire, the fourth of the seven children of John Dunlop (1760–1819), a weaver, and his wife, Janet Boyle (d....

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Herschel, Caroline Lucretia (1750–1848), astronomer

Michael Hoskin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2726 words.

Herschel, Caroline Lucretia (1750–1848), astronomer, was born at Hanover on 16 March 1750, the eighth child and fourth daughter of Isaac Herschel (1707–1767) and his wife, Anna Ilse...

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Smith, Frederick John Jervis- (1848–1911), physicist

A. V. Simcock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 631 words.

Smith, Frederick John Jervis- (1848–1911), physicist, was born on 2 April 1848 in Taunton, Somerset, the only child of Frederick Jeremiah Smith, prebendary of Wells, a wealthy...

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Rücker, Sir Arthur William (1848–1915), physicist

Richard J. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 669 words.

Rücker, Sir Arthur William (1848–1915), physicist, was born on 23 October 1848 at 3 Nelson Terrace, Clapham Common, Surrey, the eldest in the family of three sons and three daughters of...

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Bidwell, Shelford (1848–1909), physicist and developer of telephotography

T. E. James.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Physics. 858 words.

Bidwell, Shelford (1848–1909), physicist and developer of telephotography, was born on 6 March 1848 at Thetford, Norfolk, the eldest son of Shelford Clarke Bidwell, brewer, of Thetford, who...

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Huggins [née Murray], Margaret Lindsay, Lady Huggins (1848–1915), astronomical spectroscopist and photographer

Barbara J. Becker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Electromagnetism, Optics, and Acoustics. 1464 words.

Huggins [née Murray], Margaret Lindsay, Lady Huggins (1848–1915), astronomical spectroscopist and photographer, was born on 14 August 1848 at 23 Longford Terrace, Monkstown, co. Dublin, the...

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Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848)

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 50 words.

After moving to Stockholm he worked with mining chemists and, with them, discovered several elements, including cerium (1803),

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Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848)

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 50 words.

After moving to Stockholm he worked with mining chemists and, with them, discovered several elements, including cerium (1803),

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Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848)

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 61 words.

After moving to Stockholm he worked with mining chemists and, with them, discovered several elements, including cerium (1803), selenium (...

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Sejong Open Cluster Survey (SOS) – II. IC 1848 cluster in the H ii region W5 West

Beomdu Lim, Hwankyung Sung, Jinyoung S. Kim, Michael S. Bessell and Rivkat Karimov.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 11207 words.

IC 1848 is one of the young open clusters in the giant star-forming Cas OB6 association. Several interesting aspects relating to star formation processes in giant star-forming regions...

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Denning, William Frederick (1848–1931)

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 66 words.

His chief contributions were to the study of meteors, for which he calculated the heights and velocities of over 1200,

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Stars at the Tip of Peculiar Elephant Trunk-Like Clouds in IC 1848E: A Possible Third Mechanism of Triggered Star Formation

Neelam Chauhan, Katsuo Ogura, Anil K. Pandey, Manash R. Samal and Bhuwan C. Bhatt.

in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Stars; Interstellar Medium. 4823 words.

The H II region IC 1848 harbors a lot of intricate elephant trunk-like structures that look morphologically different from usual bright-rimmed clouds (BRCs). Of particular interest is a...

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Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750–1848)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros.

in The Women of the Moon

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Physics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 3624 words.

This chapter is about the astronomer Caroline Herschel, sister of the famous William Herschel with whom she developed her scientific career.

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Herschel, Caroline Lucretia (1750–1848) (in German, Karoline)

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 79 words.

sister of F. W. Herschel, and the first woman astronomer to be widely recognized for her achievements. In 1772 she

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Denning, William Frederick (1848–1931)

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 66 words.

His chief contributions were to the study of meteors, for which he calculated the heights and velocities of over 1200, and published a catalogue of meteor shower radiants. He deduced that...

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Herschel, Caroline Lucretia (1750–1848)

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 79 words.

sister of F. W. Herschel, and the first woman astronomer to be widely recognized for her achievements. In 1772 she moved to England to become her brother’s housekeeper and assistant,...

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Victor Meyer's method

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 54 words.

A method of measuring vapour density, devised by Victor Meyer (1848–97). A weighed sample in a small tube

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Victor Meyer’s method

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 54 words.

A method of measuring vapour density, devised by Victor Meyer (1848–97). A weighed sample in a small tube

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