His son, John Frederick William Herschel was even more famous as a scientist.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel was a great astronomer and mathematician. He was the first to demonstrate the parallax of a star; John Herschel said it was “the greatest and most glorious triumph which practical astronomy has ever witnessed.”
This article tries to show something good about Friedrich Wilhem Nietzsche’s philosophy.
Frederic William Goudy was a prolific early typeface designer.
Some things I thought of that others thought of first and have done properly:
This lady does “paintings” in polarization of cellulose. (Yet another use for a laser etcher: draw the stuff in Adobe Illustrator and cut the cellulose with the etcher.)
I wrote a note on making a polarimeter out of blue sky and water, and also thought of a polarization clock to hang in a north/south-facing window. Here’s a combination of both ideas.
Be sure to check out the rest of the museum, too.
For more biking fun: http://dclxvi.org/chunk/operations/chunk/image/hires/joust150.jpg
But if you’re really serious, you’re gonna need one of these: http://www.dodge.com/tomahawk/flash.html