Born under a bad sign.

Yesterday’s birthday boy has got to be a serious candidate for the most unfortunate astronomer of all times. Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière (September 12, 1725 – October 22, 1792) was a French astronomer whose life as a scientist started auspiciously in that he was personally trained in his profession by the Cassini’s at the observatory in Paris. In order to understand when and why it all turned pear shaped you will have to go here

About thonyc

Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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2 Responses to Born under a bad sign.

  1. Stu Tanquist says:

    Sorry for the off-topic comment. I couldn’t find a way on the blog home page to send a general comment to the author group.

    Here are two suggestions to improve this blog:

    1 – Add a prominent link to subscribe to the RSS feed. Make it easy for blog visitors to subscribe and you’ll get more readers.

    2 – Add an email form to the site so people can contact you with general comments such as this.

    This looks like a great blog. I look forward to future posts.

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