Percival Lowell

Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Percival Lowell: Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Giovanni Schiaparelli
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Percival Lowell - United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)Percival Lowell - United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
He comments on some exciting new observations, such as sudden flashes of brightness along the planet's terminator reported by several notable observers, including Edward Holden at Lick Observatory, Percival Lowell, Flammarion himself, and Greek astronomer Eugene Antoniadi.
Slipher the spectroscopist, who was the Observatory's Director for many years following the death of Percival Lowell in 1916.
Observatory director Vesto Slipher was looking for a talented amateur to work long hours at low pay searching for the "Planet X" hypothesized by Percival Lowell. Vesto decided to give the kid a shot.
On these nights you see why Percival Lowell chose this site: So many stars fill the sky that finding familiar constellations--the Big Dipper, Orion--is like spotting a friend in Times Square.
Claims by US astronomer Percival Lowell that the surface of Mars contained canals also encouraged Wells to put pen to paper.
A Critical Examination of Professor Percival Lowell's Book "Mars and Its Canals" with an Alternative Explanation (London: Macmillan, 1907).
Moreau and astronomer Percival Lowell who have sent a message to Mars.
In 1895 the famous astronomer Percival Lowell suggested the purpose of the canals was to channel water from the polar ice caps to the parched equatorial regions.
The Mars craze of the 1890s that would reach a crescendo with the 1895 publication of Percival Lowell's first book on the planet and its canals was still a decade away, and one effect of the Times's account of Schiaparelli's "curious discovery" was an almost immediate caution from the author of the most popular English-language books on astronomy.
"Percival Lowell, the famous American astronomer, had a private observatory and if you did not see the canals, you got the sack.
astronomer Percival Lowell even mapped out the canals, boldly claiming they were irrigation systems used to transport water from the planet's polar ice caps to Martian civilizations.