Since its founding in 1891, many people have passed through the doors of the Vatican Observatory. A quick perusal of our guestbook reveals several Names, including Popes, nobel laureates, astronauts, actors, and saints.
Today’s guestbook entry is from March 24, 1913, when Fernand Jacobs made a visit.
Next to his name, Fernand Jacobs (1870-1926) wrote, “President de la S’té Belge d’astronomie Bruxelles” (“President of the Belgian Astronomical Society, Brussels”) He was the founding president of the Belgian Astronomical Society.
He was also the founding president of the Aeronautics Club of Belgium and the founding vice-president of the International Aeronautic Federation (FAI, for Federation Aeronautique Internationale).