Some articles on stars, names, star names, star:
... In modern astronomy, the designation of stars is done by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) ... For the brightest stars, nomenclature is based on the Bayer designation, first published for a total of 1,564 naked-eye stars in 1603 ... Only a minority of these have proper names ...
... Star names, in contrast to star designations, are proper names of stars that have emerged from traditional usage in pre-modern astronomical traditions ... Lists of these names appear in the following articles List of Arabic star names List of proper names of stars traditional proper names in modern usage around astronomy by constellation ...
Famous quotes containing the words names and/or star:
“Far from being antecedent principles that animate the process, law, language, truth are but abstract names for its results.”
—William James (18421910)
“The star is the ultimate American verification of Jean Jacques Rousseaus Emile. His mere existence proves the perfectability of any man or woman. Oh wonderful pliability of human nature, in a society where anyone can become a celebrity! And where any celebrity ... may become a star!”
—Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)