Giovanni Domenico Maraldi
Giovanni Domenico Maraldi , French Jean-Dominique Maraldi (born April 17, 1709 in Perinaldo , † November 14, 1788 ibid) was an Italian- born astronomer and the nephew of Giacomo F. Maraldi . Maraldi came to Paris in 1727 and became a member of the Académie des Sciences in 1731 . There he discovered two "foggy stars", which later turned out to be the two star clusters Messier 2 and Messier 15 .
The Mons Maraldi on the Earth's moon is named after him.
|SURNAME||Maraldi, Giovanni Domenico|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Maraldi, Jean-Dominique|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Franco-Italian astronomer and mathematician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 17, 1709|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Perinaldo|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 14, 1788|
|Place of death||Perinaldo|