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The Flammarion Astronomical Society of Montpellier

  • Jean-Michel Faidit
Conference paper


The Flammarion Astronomical Society of Montpellier was founded in 1902 and remained very active until 1923, when the death of certain prominent members, precipitated its own demise. An observatory in the Tour de la Babote was opened in 1903 but fell into disrepair in the 1920s. One prominent member was Marcel Moye, who on his death in 1939, left his instruments to the S.A.F., accompanied by the sum of 100 000 Fr, half of which was used to endow an award for young astronomers.



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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Faidit
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  1. 1.St. ChaptesFrance

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