Camille Flammarion

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Camille Flammarion
Nicolas Camille Flammarion
BirthplaceMontigny-le-Roi, Haute-Marne

Flammarion, Camille


Born Feb. 26, 1842, in Montigny-le-Roi; died June 4, 1925, in Juvisy-sur-Orge. French astronomer.

Flammarion studied Mars, the moon, and binary stars. In 1883 he founded an observatory at Juvisy-sur-Orge, near Paris. He became famous as the author of popular scientific books on astronomy, of which Popular Astronomy (1880) enjoyed the greatest success; it was translated into many languages. In 1882, Flammarion founded the popular scientific magazine L’Astronomie.


In Russian translation:
Populiarnaia astronomiia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1941.
Zvezdnoe nebo i ego chudesa. St. Petersburg, 1899.
Atmosfera. St. Petersburg [1910].


Goriainov, G. “Pamiati uchitelia—Kamilla Flammariona.” In Russkii astronomicheskii kalendar’ (ezhegodnik) na 1926 god: Peremennaia chast’. Nizhnii Novgorod, 1926.
Touchet, E. “La Vie et l’oeuvre de Camille Flammarion.” Bulletin de la Société astronomique de France, 1925, [vol.] 39, pp. 341–65.
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It was variously called Barnard's satellite and Jupiter V (because it was the fifth satellite to be discovered), but the French astronomer Camille Flammarion (1842-1925) suggested it be named Amalthea, after the goat (or nymph) that served as wetnurse for Jupiter (Zeus) during the god's infancy.