January 11th, 2010
Episode 204 of 489 episodes
Ancient astronomers knew of 5 planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - 6 if you count Earth. But then in 1781, William Herschel discovered an entirely new planet, boosting the number of planets to 7. Let's learn about Herschel, his equipment, his discoveries, and his sister Caroline - an accomplished astronomer of her own.