Georgium Sidus


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Georgium Sidus

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Georgium Sidus (Latin for “George’s Star”) was the name given to the newly discovered Uranus by Sir William Herschel in honor of his patron, George III. Needless to say, astronomers in other countries of the world were not pleased with Herschel’s choice of name, so Georgium Sidus never became widely used.

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