Spanish Astronomical Society
Dear CSA members,
If Don Quixote and Sancho Already Went up into the heavens on the wooden horse Clavileno May as you know they’re now part of the firmament, ACCORDING to the International Astronomical Union, which held world-wide elections to name a number of newly discovered stars and planets. For one particularly planetary system, and his characters Cervantes won With 69% of the vote: the star is now called Cervantes, and the four planets are Dulcinea (almost invisible red hot), Rocinante (maybe a rough ride), Quixote (streaks of cloud and clarity) and Sancho (with the widest orbit and a ring around Panza STI). Just under 50 light years away. Shakespeare and some of His characters Have Been up there for a while. The night sky belongs to us all. And Cervantes Might Have enjoyed this more than what they’re trying to do to His bones here on earth.