Friday, October 13, 2006

Toyen: Minor Planet?

While exploring Google's Book Search this morning, I made the startling discovery that there is a "minor planet" named after Toyen. It was discovered October 7, 1983, by A. Mrkos, and named in honor of Toyen by J. Ticha. (This data is from Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, fifth edition.)
I have no idea where this planet hangs out. Perhaps there are cafes in outer space for surrealist planets to gather.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?

Or floating around the ceiling of the "In Space" buffet in Brno?

October 13, 2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Well da-ang! You definitely got the cool diss topic! ;)

October 13, 2006 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Dirk said...

You could feature the minor planet on your cover.

October 14, 2006 3:58 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

I don't know if there are any photos of it. On the other hand, it is probably on the buffet ceiling in Brno, merely unmarked.

October 15, 2006 12:00 PM  

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