Nox Oculis

Translation (from latin) : the night in front of the eyes.
La Nuit étoilée (1890), de Vincent Van Gogh « Oh My God, It's Full Of Stars ! »
-- David Bowman
2001 : A Space Odyssey

Welcome to the website devoted to the sky, the night and to astronomy in general. My main site is in french but I wanted to share with everybody my interest in astronomical or celestial poetry. For now, I will simply have an english index page, but I intend to provide full bio and other resources in english for each author.

This collection is, for the moment, one of the most exhaustive on the Net, thanks to all the resources I found on the Net : e-texts from the Gutenberg Project, electronic books from Gallica, archived newsgroups, private emails, astronomy and poetry websites, quotations pages, library catalogues, online bookstores, etc.

I think you'll find the browsing quite rewarding. In the future, I'll provide a thematic index. But for now, I am still compiling and coding the texts.

Please feel free to contact me and share your thoughts. Thanks !

What's new : last update on October 27th, 2003

Astronomical poetry

Author : Mario Tessier
Created : June 1st, 1998
Last update : October 27th, 2003

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