Updated: Apr 29, 2020
Pynchon Watches is pleased to add two more watches to its collection.
Designs to be revealed soon!
Powered by automatic and quartz movements, with two different Manx Gaelic collection names. These names are selected as a tribute to Pupils at Cronk y Berry Primary School in Douglas who submitted suggestions in Manx Gaelic in The UK Exoplanet Naming competition.
Automatic Watch: Cruinlagh (which means 'to orbit')
Quartz Watch: Gloas (which means 'to shine')
These two names are inspired by “The UK Exoplanet Naming competition”.
A class of Manx eight and nine-year-old came up with the names for a competition run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), who they had made their "mark on the universe".
The names were chosen due to their "sense of mystery" after taking 20% of 15,000 votes cast by members of the public of UK.
WASP-13: a star within the Lynx constellation that was first observed in 1997, is 1.5 times bigger than the Sun and is visible with the naked eye from the British Isles.
WASP-13b: which was discovered in 2009, orbits the star every four days and is bigger than Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System.
The star WASP-13 will be known as Gloas and the planet WASP-13b as Cruinlagh.
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