Science: Flammarion

Stooping among his instruments in a lonely observatory at Juvisy, France, Camille Flammarion, 83, famed French astronomer, felt a chill in his side, slipped to the floor. Many hours later, footsteps rang on the stone stairway. The servant who entered found Flammarion where he had fallen. One arm was twisted under his body. His face, scribbled with an extraordinary network of fine lines, was curiously dis- ordered under the bush of his white hair. He was dead. When Camille Flammarion was 9, he saw an eclipse. It was not the spectacle of the little...

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