The importance of Miguel de Cervantes in the universal culture can hardly be overestimated. His major work, Don Quijote, considered the first modern novel of world literature and one of the most influential book in the entire literary canon, has many times been regarded as the best work of fiction ever written. However, while Shakespeare has his Uranian satellites, Cervantes has been so far excluded from the cosmic spheres. With this proposal, supported by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes, and arriving just in time for the 400 Anniversary of the publication of the novel’s second part, we reclaim for the Famous Knight of la Mancha, his comrades and their creator the place that they deserve among the stars.
International Astronomical Union has open an international process to name 20 new planetary sistems discovered in last years. This proposal is presented by the Planetario de Pamplona (Spain) and supported by the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA) and the Instituto Cervantes to name the star mu Arae and its four exoplanets with the name of Cervantes and those of the main characters of the novel “The Ingenious
Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha”.
What to do?We need your support. In order to vote this proposal sign up and follow the procedure at
http://nameexoworlds.iau.org/What else?Please feel free to promote our proposal of Cervantes Star, linking to this page.
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