Herschel, Alexander Stewart
|born on||5 February 1836 at 23:58 (= 11:58 PM )|
|Place||Cape Town, South Africa, 33s55, 18e22|
|Timezone||LMT m18e22 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||16°14' 24°06 Asc. 01°15'|
British astronomer who 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.
He was the second son and fifth child of Sir John and Lady Margaret Herschel's twelve children.
He died unmarried at Observatory House in Slough on 18 June 1907 at age 71.
- child->parent relationship with Herschel, John (born 7 March 1792)
- sibling relationship with Herschel, Amelia (born 21 February 1841)
- sibling relationship with Herschel, John the Younger (born 29 October 1837)
- sibling relationship with Herschel, William James (born 9 January 1833)
- other kin relationship with Herschel, Caroline (born 16 March 1750). Notes: Great aunt/ nephew
- other kin relationship with Herschel, William (born 15 November 1738). Notes: Grandkin
Sy Scholfield quotes father's diary as transcribed in Herschel at the Cape: Diaries and Correspondence of Sir John Herschel, 1834-1838 by David S. Evans, Terence J. Deeming, Betty Hall Evans, Stephen Goldfarb (University of Texas Press, 2014), page 267: "Friday, February 5, 1836 2m before 12 at night Alex'r born."
- Family : Childhood : Family large (One of twelve)
- Family : Childhood : Family noted
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fifth of twelve)
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Science : Astronomy