View Full Version : Naming celestial bodies and features after notable pseudoscientists and crackpots?

2014-Sep-09, 08:35 PM
That was a whimsical idea that I once got, after thinking about how the followers of cosmic-catastrophe crackpot Hanns Hoerbiger could claim vindication from the discovery of large amounts of ice in the outer Solar System.

However, I doubt that the International Astronomical Union would endorse that proposal, since some of these theorists have had rather bad relations with the mainstream scientific community. Like Hanns Hoerbiger's followers heckling astronomers' meetings with "Out with astronomical orthodoxy! Give us Hoerbiger!"