Why is the chalet called Chalet Neptune?
Less than a kilometre from chalet Neptune is the hamlet of Les Hoches where the astronomer Alexis Bouvard (1767-1843) was born in a small farm which still stands today. Bouvard is famous for predicting the planet Neptune from noting irregularities in orbital location tables for Uranus, he became director of the Paris Observatory and a member of the Royal Society. It was not until 1846, three years after his death that his prediction was confirmed by the discovery of Neptune by John Couch and Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier.
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