Marc Auguste Pictet (Physicien),Professeur a l'Académie de Geneve, Membre correspondant de l'Académie des Sciences, de la Société royale de Lonrdes, &a. Né à Geneve le ...... 1752. Mort à Geneve le ...... 1825.
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Marc-Auguste Pictet (1752-1825) the Swiss physicist, chemist, meteorologist and astronomer. He was one of the eight founding members of the Geneva Society of Physics and Natural History. He served as director of the Geneva Observatory for around 30 years, and as such oversaw the installation of a meteorological station on Great St. Bernard mountain in the Alps. His work in astronomy was recognised by having a crater on the Moon, Pictet, named after him.
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