Prix Jules Janssen

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Jules Janssen

The Prix Jules Janssen is the highest award of the Société astronomique de France, the French astronomical society.

This annual prize is given to a professional French astronomer or to an astronomer of another nationality in recognition of astronomical work in general, or for services rendered to Astronomy.

It was created by the French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen (known as Jules Janssen) during his tenure as president of the Société astronomique de France from 1895-1897.[citation needed]

This prize is distinct from the Janssen Medal (created 1886), which is awarded by the French Academy of Sciences, and also named for Janssen.


Source: French Astronomical Society

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  1. ^ "Bernard GUINOT". French Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2014.

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