Secchi, Angelo (1818-1878)

Catholic Christian

Fr. Angelo Secchi of the Society of Jesus conducted pioneering research into the nature of stars. His work in astronomy laid the foundations for the modern Vatican Observatory. The Sun-Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) package on NASA’s STEREO solar mission is named for him.

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