Camille Flammarion

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Camille Flammarion (February 26 1842June 3 1925) was a French astronomer. His full name is sometimes (rarely) given as Nicolas Camille Flammarion.

He was a prolific author of more than fifty titles, including popular science works about astronomy. He also published the magazine L'Astronomie. He maintained a private observatory at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France.

He was a founder and the first president of the Société Astronomique de France.

He was the first to suggest the names Triton and Amalthea for moons of Neptune and Jupiter, respectively, although these names were not officially adopted until many decades later.

His second wife was Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion.

The enigmatic "Flammarion Woodcut" first appeared in an 1888 Flammarion publication.

Bibliography

  • La pluralité es mondes habité (The Plurality of Inhabited Worlds), 1862.
  • Real and Imaginary Worlds, 1864.
  • Lumen, 1867.
  • Recits de l'infini, 1872.
  • Astronomie populaire, 1880. His best-selling work, it was translated into English as Popular Astronomy in 1894.
  • La planè Mars et ses conditions d'habitabilité, 1892.
  • La Fin du Monde (The End of the World), 1893, is a science fiction novel about a comet colliding with the Earth.
  • Death and Its Mystery, 1921, 3 volumes.

Honors

Named after him

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