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An astronomy club in French Guiana is keeping the memory of Jean Richer alive. In 1672 Richter spent weeks in the Amazon rainforest, staring at the night sky, sending reports to his partner in Paris — Giovanni Cassini — who used Richter's work to estimate the distance to the sun for the first time.

a devoted group of astronomers and star lovers broadcast a fictional transmission from an imagined future in which “Guyanautes” recount stories of their home country.


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