Georgium Sidus love


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  • proper n. The planet Uranus.


Named by its discoverer, Sir William Herschel, after King George III + Latin sidus (Wiktionary)


  • The conscientious care and assiduous industry with which Herschel made his measurements of the diameter of the Georgium Sidus (now called Uranus), and his interesting observations of other planets, of double stars with their coloured light, of cometary and nebulous appearances, were truly remarkable; as may be seen by the various papers which he wrote at this time for the Royal Society.

    The Story of the Herschels


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