• Gabriella Bernardi
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Leafing through the first volume of the “Journal des observations faites à l’Observatoir royal de Paris” [Journal of observations from the royal observatory of Paris] one can find, just at the beginning, the previously cited Latin note of Cassini. They describe the settlement of the scientist at the Royal Observatory, and the translation reads: “In the year 1671, 14 September, with the help of God I came in the Royal Observatory, where some rooms were being prepared for me, which I found full of workmen intent on mounting doors and windows.”

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  1. 1.TorinoItaly

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