biography of Lowell
Percival Lowell was a member of the wealthy Boston Massachusetts. Lowells family. The city he was Bourned in was called Cambridge on March 13,1855. He had a brother and sister named Abott and Amy Lowell. He graduated from the noble and greenogh school in 1872 and Harvard university in 1876. After graduation he ran a cotton mill for six years.
Lowell became determined to study mars and astronomy as a full time career after reading camile flam nations la planet mars. For the next fifteen years he studied mars extensively and made intricate drawings of the surface markings and he perceived them. Lowell published his information in three books (mars 1895, mars and it's canals,1906 mars and abode of life 1908). With these writings Lowell more than anyone else populaized the long held belief that these markings showed that mars sustained intelle life forms.
Althoug Lowell was better knowns for observing mars he also drew maps of planet venus.he became observing venus in detail on 1896. slowly he began to study more planets like neptune then jupiter and so on.
Lowells greatest contribution to planetery studies after all the other planet came during the last decade of his life.which devoted in search of PLANETX a hypothetical planet beyond Neptune.
The astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the first person to abserve canals on venus but because of a faulty adjustment of the eyepiece of his telescope, he was infact looking at the blood vessels in his own eye
Amy lowell is Percival Lowells sister
ABOTT LAWRENCE LOWELL
Abott lawrence Lowell brother of Percival Lowell
KATHERINE BIGELOW LOWELL
Percival Lowells mother
Astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the fist person to observe canals on venus but because of the disorgonized eypiece of his telescope, he was infact looking at the blood vessels in his own eye.