Flowers of the Sky by British astronomer Richard A. Proctor, 1879 (1837-1888) was published in London and New York in 1879. A prolific writer, the chapter headings of his book are an intoxicating blend of the scientific, mystical and celestial: Light. — Space. — The infinitely minute. — The mystery of gravity. — The end of many worlds. — The aurora borealis. — The lunar halo. — Moonlight. — The planet Mars. — The planet Jupiter. — The ringed planet Saturn. — Fancied figures among the stars. — Transits of Venus.
The flowers of the sky are stars and comets.
A crater on Mars is named in Richard A. Proctor’s honour on account of his mapping of the red planet.
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