John Rand Capron (1829–1888) 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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  • John Rand Capron (1829–1888) 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". (en)
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  • John Rand Capron (1829–1888) 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". (en)
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