John Rand Capron

Male, Deceased Person

1829 – 1888

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Who was John Rand Capron?

John Rand Capron was an English amateur scientist, astronomer and photographer. Though a solicitor by profession, he became an expert on spectroscopy, particularly in relation to the aurora, and published many articles during his lifetime.

He is also remembered for a speculative letter, in the scientific journal Nature on early incidences of "crop circles", in which he suggested they were caused by "cyclonic wind action".

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Born
1829
Education
  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford
Died
1888

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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