Caelumnoctu

Chris Lintott (him of Sky At Night stardom) reports that Asteroid 57424 (or 2001 SP22) has been given the name Caelumnoctu in honour of the long running, British TV series. In case you were wondering about the name, Caelumnoctu comes from the Latin words caelum (sky or heaven but also an obscure southern constellation) and noctu (night). Apparently this was announced at the 50th anniversary party that was held the other night at Patrick Moore's home. Here's to another 50 years!

Aside: I was amused to discover that Technorati thinks there is "Nothing in the known universe tagged Caelumnoctu". Hopefully that situation should change now.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Friday 27th Apr 2007 (00:48 BST) | Permalink
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