Astronomy and astronomers in Jules Verne's novels

@article{Crovisier2009AstronomyAA,
  title={Astronomy and astronomers in Jules Verne's novels},
  author={Jacques Crovisier},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={321 - 326}
}
  • J. Crovisier
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract Almost all the Voyages Extraordinaires written by Jules Verne refer to astronomy. In some of them, astronomy is even the leading theme. However, Jules Verne was basically not learned in science. His knowledge of astronomy came from contemporaneous popular publications and discussions with specialists among his friends or his family. In this article, I examine, from the text and illustrations of his novels, how astronomy was perceived and conveyed by Jules Verne, with errors and… 

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