Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Josep Pratdesaba i Portabella un record en quarantè aniversari de la seva mort

Pasqual Bernat i López


Josep Pratdesaba i Portabella (Vic, 1870 -1967) is a paradigmatic
example of the amateur astronomer, who without too many links with the academic
world, is capable of developing an important scientific activity. From his own astronomical
observatory, he made significant contributions to the study of the planets
and the Moon. He was a disciplined weather observer, studying the weather
singularity of his home region of Osona. He was also a writer of popular science,
he was author of near 200 articles in newspapers and magazines.

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