Current Location:
Shelf B7 -> Mars Speed Pack #1
Location Notes:
IDC; Mars Speed Pack #1

Herschel Mars Drawings

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.18.95
Artist:
Sir William Herschel
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction of Original Drawings
Date:
1784
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.2" Width: 11"
Note: Frame Dimensions: 17" x 18"
Historical Context:
This series of drawings of Mars by Sir William Herschel was published in his collected writings in the early nineteenth century. A British astronomer of German origin, Herschel improved the determination of the rotation period of Mars and discovered that the Martian polar caps vary seasonally. He also discovered the planet Uranus in 1781, the first planet to be identified since antiquity.