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The Astronomer Jules Janssen : a Globetrotter of Celestial Physics

Author: Françoise Launay
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2012.
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 380; Astrophysics and space science library, 380.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Launay
ISBN: 9781461406976 1461406978
OCLC Number: 779196796
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Dedication --
Foreword --
Childhood and education --
Spectral analysis and telluric lines --
Janssen and the solar flames: the key eclipse of 1868 --
The eclipse of 1870, balloons and patriotic missions --
Janssen and the Sun in majesty: the eclipse of 1871 --
Janssen and cinema: the transit of Venus of 1874 and the revolver photographique --
The foundation of the "Paris Observatory for Physical Astronomy" ... located in the Meudon estate --
Janssen, the photographic technician --
From Caroline Island¡to Washington --
Janssen and Edison{u2019}s phonograph --
The saga of the observatory on the summit of Mont Blanc --
Literary salons and educational problems --
Janssen and communication --
Epilogue --
Chronology --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 380; Astrophysics and space science library, 380.
Responsibility: by Françoise Launay.

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