Astropoetry Moments for Astronomy History (14): 1801: Piazzi and the First Asteroid

Mar 16
By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Any discovery
In astronomy
Is something extraordinary,

But initially
Giuseppe Piazzi
Was under stress:

“What is this?
A new light in vastness
Called Ceres?

Or just a boulder
Above my shoulder?”

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