Hosts of Claimants
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'.
© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020
Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]