Discovery The drawings of Galileo Galilei reveal that Neptune had been glimpsed in some way, but confused with a star.
It isn't much when you compare it to some of our other worlds nearby.
In 1794 Bouvard met who was at that time working on his great masterpiece Méchanique céleste Celestial Mechanics.
Neptune is very similar to Uranus.
The awarded the in 1846 for his achievement, without mention of Adams, but Adams's academic reputation at Cambridge, and in society, was assured.
Five of the planets in the night sky are easy to see with the unaided eye, and have been known since ancient times.