The exceptional legacy of William Herschel as a musician and astronomer – G5noticias

It will be broadcast on September 5 at 6:00 p.m. live from the Rubén Darío room of the University of Valparaíso and on the IFA Diffusion Youtube Channel and

One of the most important astronomers of the last 400 years, William Herschel, will be remembered by Dr. Nikolaus Vogt, academician and astronomer from the Institute of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Valparaíso, in the public talk on Astronomy that he will give on September 5 to 6:00 p.m. in the Rubén Darío room of the Extension Center located at Blanco 1113 in Valparaíso.

An exceptional being in the history of mankind was William Herschel, who discovered Uranus, the telescopic planet, as well as more than 2,500 objects spread out on the celestial sphere among star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. “He was one of the outstanding telescope builders of his time and developed visionary concepts in the analysis of the structure of the Milky Way”, says Professor Vogt, who will describe his life and work highlighting his figure as the vanguard of astrophysics to date.

Another of Herschel’s outstanding facets is his legacy as a musician, who played violin, oboe, organ and was the composer of various works, some of which will be performed shortly in an exclusive presentation of the public talks organized by the IFA-UV.

Nikolaus Vogt

The outstanding teacher and astronomer Dr. Vogt of the IFA-UV was the creator of this traditional series of public talks that have brought together a wide range of Astronomy topics in the last 16 years in order to carry out scientific dissemination and that has managed to position this space every first Monday of the month.

This cycle is designed for a general public and with a special conversation space for attendees to ask questions directly to the speaker, which includes an interpreter in Chilean sign language thanks to SOCHIAS’ Breaking The Barriers program.

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