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Flammarion, Nicolas Camille

(1842-1925). An eminent French astronomer who served as Vice-President of the Theosophical Society (TS) from 1880 to 1888. He was born on February 25, 1842, and joined the TS in 1880. He mapped the Moon and Mars and also did considerable work on the measurement of binary stars. In 1887 he founded the Société Astronomique de France. Flammarion wrote several works on psychical research and was a member of the French Société Metaphysique (i.e., the French equivalent of the Society for Physical Research). He died on June 4, 1925.

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