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Launay, Françoise

Overview
Works: 19 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 611 library holdings
Genres: Scientific atlases  Biography  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Collector, Singer
Classifications: QC462.H1, 520.92
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Most widely held works by Françoise Launay
The astronomer Jules Janssen : a globetrotter of celestial physics by Françoise Launay( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enriched by unpublished correspondence and other fresh archival material, this is the first biography of Jules Janssen, the father of French astrophysics and the founder of Meudon Observatory, whose remarkable story tells of travel and dedication to science
Atlas of the vacuum ultraviolet emission spectrum of molecular hydrogen by Jean-Yves Roncin( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un globe-trotter de la physique céleste : l'astronome Jules Janssen by Françoise Launay( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contribution à l'étude des pleurésies à paillettes de cholestérol : (à propos d'une observation) by Françoise Launay( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules Janssen's 'Revolver photographique' and its British derivative, 'The Janssen slide' by Françoise Launay( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Astronomer Jules Janssen by Françoise Launay( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A physicist and an inventor, Jules Janssen (1824-1907) devoted his life to astronomical research. He spent many years traveling around the world to observe total Solar eclipses, demonstrating that a new era of science had just come thanks to the use of both spectroscopy and photography, and persuading the French Government of the necessity of founding a new observatory near Paris. He became its director in 1875. There, at Meudon, he began routine photographic recordings of the Sun surface and had a big refractor and a big reflector built. Meanwhile, he also succeeded in building an Observatory
D'Alembert réveillé par l'astronome Lalande by Françoise Launay( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Michel Butterfield (London, c. 1643-Paris, 1724), the Parisian apprentice of Jean Choizy by Patrick Rocca( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'ami D'Amilaville by Emmanuel Boussuge( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Astronomer Jules Janssen [recurso electrónico] A Globetrotter of Celestial Physics by Françoise Launay( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Childhood and education -- Spectral analysis and telluric lines -- Janssen and the solar flames: the key eclipse of 1868 -- The eclipse of 1870, balloons and patriotic missions -- Janssen and the Sun in majesty: the eclipse of 1871 -- Janssen and cinema: the transit of Venus of 1874 and the revolver photographique -- The foundation of the "Paris Observatory for Physical Astronomy"... located in the Meudon estate -- Janssen, the photographic technician -- From Caroline Island to Washington -- Janssen and Edisons phonograph -- The saga of the observatory on the summit of Mont Blanc -- Literary salons and educational problems -- Janssen and communication -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index
Cassegrain : un célèbre inconnu de l'astronomie instrumentale by André Baranne( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Retour à Vincennes : additif by Emmanuel Boussuge( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"La pièce nouvelle que nous publions complète le dossier consacré à la surveillance de Diderot, puis à son incarcération à Vincennes en 1749, paru dans le numéro 19 de la revue [La Lettre clandestine]. Il s'agit de la lettre de cachet ordonnant sa libération."
The objectives of the "Great Paris Exhibition Telescope" of 1900 by Suzanne Débarbat( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The great Paris exhibition telescope of 1900 by Françoise Launay( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trouvelot à Meudon : une "affaire" et huit pastels by Françoise Launay( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Léopold Trouvelot (1827-1895) is much [more] notorious in the USA than he is in France. He was to get the position of an official astronomer - the only one besides Janssen - at the Meudon observatory in 1882 but before that he had misguidedly introduced the Gypsy Moth into North America, leading to widespread forest defoliation. Trouvelot is also known overseas by a rare and magnificent portfolio of 15 chromolithographs selected from his best astronomical drawings, which was issued by Scribner's Sons in 1882."
Patrimoine astronomique en Ile-de-France : Observatoire de Paris site de Meudon by Françoise Le Guet-Tully( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The great Paris Exhibition telescope of 1900 by Françoise Launay( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les choses ont des pattes objets vivants by Anne Froissart( )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jules Janssen's in and out correspondence by Françoise Launay( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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