By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Last Sunday, fans of H.P. Lovecraft gathered in Providence at the Ladd Observatory to mark the 75th anniversary of his death, as reported by The Providence Journal.
The story says that Lovecraft’s family was friends with the observatory director and Lovecraft “wanted to be an astronomer.”
Lovecraft’s love for astronomy has been well-documented. As a child, Lovecraft first developed an interest in chemistry, then astronomy. He penned many juvenile papers on astronomy, as well as handling …