Punch,  19 (1850), 140.

The Celestial Family



News-Commentary, Drollery


Astronomy, Observation, Periodicals

    Following John R Hind's announcement in The Times of a new star, urges newspapers to open a new 'Births' column for newl-born stars. Having visited the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, reports on the good health of the star and its 'parent' constellation. Notes that 'astronomical observers' are complaining that their 'celestial apparatus' cannot cope with the rising number of stars.

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