Punch,  25 (1853), 221.

Remarkable Tribute of Sidereal Approbation to Mr Hind



News-Commentary, Drollery; Proceedings, Spoof


Astronomy, Discovery

    Describes reactions on earth and in the heavens to John R Hind's discovery of 'another new planet'. These include 'Saturn's' relief at the discovery of more of his 'children' (the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter) whom he had not devoured. Details the proceedings of a meeting of various constellations, nebulae, and planets to 'consider the best means of expressing their gratitude' to Hind. The meeting resolved to christen the 'newly discovered sidereal bodies [...] Hind's Night Lights'.

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