Christian Observer,  1 (1802), 43.






Astronomy, Discovery, Nationalism

    The writer reports on Johann E Bode's theory of a new planet intermediate between Mars and Jupiter, and Giuseppe Piazzi's support for that theory. In discussing the naming of the planet the writer observes: 'We have seen that the name which Herschel, from respect to our gracious Sovereign, applied to his great discovery, has not been adopted by the astronomers of the Continent'.

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