Charles Messier: His Life, Discoveries, and Legacy

  • Philip Pugh
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Charles Messier was born on the 26th of June, 1730, in Badonviller, France, near Strasbourg, close to the German border, one of the youngest of 12 children. He was the tenth child of Nicolas and Françoise Messier, so he wasn’t quite the baby of the family.


Star Cluster Amateur Astronomer Planetary Transit Annular Solar Eclipse Bimetallic Strip 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Pugh
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  1. 1.WiltshireUK

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