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A Renowned, Yet Forgotten Astronomer: Marcel de Kerolyr

  • André Richardot
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Marcel Bonnemain de Kerolyr was born in 1873 and became a talented professional violinist. He married a singer and acting as accompanist to his wife, toured Europe in the period before the 1914–18 War, even giving a recital before Tzar Nicholas H and the Tzarina. Between tours, they lived in a mansion on the Promenade des Anglais at Nice, and where they entertained a lot. It was in leaving their home, and under their very eyes, that the American dancer Isadora Duncan was the victim of a fatal accident in 1927.


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  1. Fehrenbach, Ch., “La création de l’Observatoire de Haute Provence” in Histoire et Avenir de l’OHP, OHP, 1987. [De Kerolyr’s equipment was illustrated in L’Astronomie, 1928 October, and the Couder-Prin telescope in 1933 September. Photographs taken by the early cameras were published in the issues for 1928 October, 1929 May and 1932 September, while those using the 81-cm appeared at intervals from 1933 May to 1938 April. — Eds]Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Richardot
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  1. 1.Observatoire de SabaratDaumazan-sur-ArizeFrance

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