Camille Flammarion

Camille Flammarion


          FRENCH ASTRONOMER and popular author. Founder of the French Astronomy Society. Served for many years at the Paris Observatory and the Bureau of Longitudes. Set up a private observatory at Juvisy (near Paris) in 1883 and continued his studies, especially of double and multiple stars and of the moon and Mars. 

He is noted chiefly as the author of popular books on astronomy, including Popular Astronomy and The Atmosphere. He was later to write extensively on psychical research, and produced classic works such as Death and Its Mystery, vols. 1, 2 and 3. One-time President of the SPR in 1923.

Source (with minor modifications): An Encyclopaedia of Psychic Science by Nandor Fodor (1934).

Articles by Camille Flammarion on this website:

Manifestations of the Dead in Spiritistic Experiments



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