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Last NameNiesten    
Given NameJean Louis Nicolas    
alt. NamesL. N. ; Louis Niesten ;     
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1844 in Vise near Liège, Belgium    
Year died1920    
Place of deathprobably Brussels, Belgium    
Father's occupation    
Relatives    
Education    
Country of ActivityBelgium    
Worked forIn 1877, L.N. observed Mars & created detailed maps of its surface features & 3D Mars globe (diameter 10 cm) produced in small series by J. Lebèque & Co., Brussels, 1892; Notices astronomiques     
PatronageBrussels Royal Observatory (joined its staff in 1878, publ. in Bulletin mensuel du magnétisme terrestre de l'observatoire royal du Belgique)     
Collaboratorsinstrument makers J. Lebeque & Co., Brussels (for Mars globe) ;    
Techniquesastronomical drawing ; 3D globes of Mars (1892)    
Sample(s)www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10306141&wwwflag=2&imagepos=7&screenwidth=1075    
Archival sourceswww.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/celestia/martianglobes.htm http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Niesten_Mars_globe_segments.jpg    
Published sourcesJürgen Blunck: Geschichte der Marsgloben, in: Der Globusfreund Nr. 43/44, 1995/96: 259 ;    
otherBelgian astronomer working at the Brussels Royal Observatory.    
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