Punch,  11 (1846), 179.

Hosts of Claimants



News-Commentary, Drollery


Astronomy, Discovery, Nomenclature, Nationalism

    Responding to the plethora of claimants for Urbain J J Leverrier's 'discovery' of a 'new planet', suggests that the planet is called 'François Arago Aurora Georgium Sidus Herschel Le Verrier Victoria Louis-Phillipe Frederic Neptune'. Thinks the 'lawful parent' of a 'new-born star' should be the first astronomer to sign an 'astronomical registry for the births of planets'.

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