n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Tercentenary of Nicolas-Louis de La Caille

Volume 72, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Nicolas-Louis de La Caille, the French astronomer who visited the Cape in 1751 to 1753 and made the first telescopic catalogue of the sky, was born just 300 years ago, on 28 December 1713. From September to December 2013 the Paris Observatory is holding an exhibition on his life and work.

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