The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2007 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, F. Jamil Ragep, JoAnn Palmeri, Marvin Bolt

Jarry‐Desloges, René

  • Patrick Fuentes
Reference work entry

BornRemilly's Castler, Ardennes, France, 1 February 1868

DiedCannes, France, 1 June 1951

Réne Jarry‐Desloges conducted an extended study of the impact of geography and atmospheric conditions on astronomical observation while carrying out an intense program of planetary observation at different observatories. He used his appreciable assets to build six separate observatories on two continents and made them available to colleagues and conducted his own observation, publishing the results in a journal that is a classic source for visual observations of planets.

Jarry‐Desloges's father, independently wealthy with an unearned income, provided his son René with advantages enjoyed by only a few other amateur astronomers, most notably Percival Lowell . Jarry‐Desloges enrolled in the French Astronomical Society [SAF] in 1889, just 2 years after it was founded by Camille Flammarionin 1887. Finding himself the owner of a small fortune, Jarry‐Desloges devoted most of his time to astronomy....

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Selected References

  1. Observatoire Jarry‐Desloges (1907–1940). Observations des surfaces planétaires. 10 Vols. Paris: Gauthier‐Villars.Google Scholar
  2. Sheehan, William (1996). The Planet Mars: A History of Observation and Discovery. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, p. 144.Google Scholar

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