Hamy, Maurice

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Hamy, Maurice Gender: M
Maurice Théodore Adolphe Hamy
born on 31 October 1861 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Boulogne sur Mer, France, 50n43, 1e37
Timezone LMT m1e37 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°37' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°32 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 07°19'


French astronomer who obtained in 1887 a doctorate from the Faculté des sciences de Paris with a dissertation Étude sur la figure des corps célestes. In the 1890s he applied his method of interference fringes to an analysis of errors made in astronomical observations using meridian circles. He used his interference method to confirm Barnard's measurement of the apparent diameter of Venus. Hamy participated in the creation of l'Institut d'optique théorique et appliquée (SupOptique).

He won the prix Lalande in 1895. Filling the empty chair created by the death of Jules Janssen, Hamy was elected in 1908 a member of l'Académie des sciences and then in 1928 its president. He was also elected a member of the Bureau des longitudes.

He was a nephew of Ernest Hamy. He died on 9 April 1936, aged 74, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Hamy, Ernest (born 22 June 1842). Notes: Uncle/ nephew


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy