After her graduation from Hogwarts School, Ms. Fancourt studied further into Astronomy, becoming an accomplished and celebrated Astronomer. Perhaps in an attempt to further the study of her area of expertise, she invented an optical device to counter the difficulty of working with moon charts, which she named lunascope. Ms. Fancourt must have created it at a fairly young age, as by 1926 they were available to own.
Death and post-mortem
On 1 September, 1991, Prefect Robert Hilliard welcomed the Ravenclaw first years to Ravenclaw Tower with a short speech in which he mentioned inventor Perpetua Fancourt as one of the many notable Hogwarts students who had been sorted, like them, into Ravenclaw.
Magical abilities and skills
- Astronomy: Fancourt was a celebrated and highly accomplished professional Astronomer with much knowledge of this branch of both magic and science. She specialised in the study of moons, and even invented her own Astronomical device, the Lunascope, to help overcome the difficulty of Moon charts, a very impressive achievement in the field which gained her recognition on a Chocolate Frog Card.
The name "Perpetua" is derived from Latin perpetuus meaning "continuous".
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
|Professors: Aurora Sinistra|
|Astronomy at Hogwarts: Astronomy department · Astronomy Tower · Astronomy Room · Astronomy Stairs · Astronomy Corridor · Astronomy reading room · |
|Astronomers: Aurora Sinistra · Copernicus · George von Rheticus · Perpetua Fancourt · Hesper Starkey|
|Objects: Globe of the Moon · Lunascope · Moon chart · Orrery · Star chart · Telescope|
|Planets: Jupiter · Mars · Mercury · Neptune · Pluto · Saturn · Uranus · Venus|
|Satellites: Callisto · Europa · Ganymede · Io · Moon|
|Constellations: Bartholomeus · Orion|