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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poems (London, 1843), 2 vols.

Many a night I saw the Pleiades 

rising thro’ the mellow shade,

glitter like a swarm of fire-flies

Tangled in a silver braid.”


“Locksley Hall,” 5th couplet.

Galileo's World Exhibition Location

Source: John and Mary Nichols Special Collections

Section: Stars

Section Number: 4

Object Number: 29

Subject Area(s): Astronomy, Literature

Time Period: 19th Century

Region(s): Europe, England

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Coma Berenices Learning Leaflet

Coma Berenices Learning Leaflet

Coma Berenices is the only one of the modern 88 official constellations named after a historical figure. It represents the hair of Berenice, Queen of Egypt (267 221 BCE), who reigned with Ptolemy III Euergetes. Learn more about this in this learning leaflet.