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Lord Byron, Works (London, 1815-1824), 11 vols.

"The night hath been to me a more familiar face than that of man,

and in her starry shade of dim and solitary loveliness,

I learned the language of another world.”


Vol. 5, 1817:  Manfred, Act 3, Scene 4

Galileo's World Exhibition Location

Source: John and Mary Nichols Special Collections

Section: Stars

Section Number: 4

Object Number: 30

Subject Area(s): Literature, Astronomy

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.