upsilon Andromedae

Artist impression by NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

upsilon Andromedae

Star details
  • Constellation: the Chained Maiden
  • Vmag: 4.1
  • Visibility: Visible to the naked eye
  • Number of Planets: 3

Planet details

upsilon Andromedae b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.62
  • Mass (Earths): 197.1
  • Period (days): 4.62
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.059

upsilon Andromedae c

  • Mass (Jupiters): 1.8
  • Mass (Earths): 572.1
  • Period (days): 237.7
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.861

upsilon Andromedae d

  • Mass (Jupiters): 10.19
  • Mass (Earths): 3238.7
  • Period (days): 1302.61
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 2.55

Proposed names

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Lily Bell
We are high school girls in Hiroshima. The lily of the valley (=Lily Bell) is a symbol of our school. We think that Lily Bell means a faithful and decent humanity of women, so we want to name this primary star Lily Bell.
According to Greek mythology, Andromeda is very beautiful woman. We think that these stars express a certain beautiful heart in this woman.
upsilon Andromedae b Statice
We are making efforts in our school in order to deserve three-words, ”Knowledge” ”Wisdom” “Intelligence”. So we propose this flower name and meaning.
Statice means knowledge in flower-language.
upsilon Andromedae c Olive
We are making efforts in our school in order to deserve three-words, ”Knowledge” ”Wisdom” “Intelligence”. So we propose this flower name and meaning.
Olive means wisdom in flower-language.
upsilon Andromedae d Iris
We are making efforts in our school in order to deserve three-words, ”Knowledge” ”Wisdom” “Intelligence”. So we propose this flower name and meaning.
Iris means intelligence in flower-language.

Three names of the planet that we suggested this time are related to three school mottos of our school.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Flamstedius
Our understanding of the motion of celestial objects, safe navigation and the measurement of time is owed to astronomers of the past. 2015 celebrates 340 years since John Flamsteed was appointed to the position of first Astronomer Royal. His main work involved collecting improved observations and position measurements for stars in a pursuit to determine longitude in order to perfect navigation. His work laid the foundations for making precise identification of location possible, which led to the establishment of the Prime Meridian. This is fundamental to Universal Time and critical to navigation and global communication today. Upsilon Andromedae was one of the stars classified by Flamsteed and is the first known star (excluding pulsar PSR 1257+12) to host a multiple-planet system. Following the theme of firsts, it feels apt to name the host star after the first Astronomer Royal, who contributed so much to today’s astronomy. His name appears as ‘Flamstedius’ in some Latin publications.
upsilon Andromedae b Grenovicum
August 2015 commemorates 340 years since the first foundation stone was laid to build the Royal Observatory, an institution of immeasurable scientific and historic significance. It is located in Greenwich, or Grenovicum, as it was spelt in Latin at the time and as appeared in Flamsteed’s star catalogue, ‘Historia Coelestis Britannica.’ It is here that the Prime Meridian was founded, that made possible the establishment of Universal Time, which is fundamental to astronomical discovery and global communications. Upsilon Andromidae b orbits relatively close to the host star and is of comparatively small mass to the other planets in the system, which is represented by the size of Greenwich, being a district of today’s London.
upsilon Andromedae c Londinium
Flamsteed’s extensive star catalogue, ‘Historia Coelestis Britannica’ was published in the city of London, appearing in Latin as Londinium within the publication. Flamsteed realised that repeated measurements of the positions of the Sun, Moon stars and planets over long time periods was a prerequisite for understanding and predicting their motions. It is because of our understanding of their motions, that we are able to understand that the orbits of the planets around Upsilon Andromedae are unusual in their eccentricity. The scale of London is represented by the mass of Upsilon Andromedae c.
upsilon Andromedae d Cantium
In this system, Upsilon Andromedae d is the planet biggest in mass. Being an English county, Kent (or Cantium as it was known in Latin) is bigger than Greenwich, which formed part of Kent until 1889 when the County of London was created. This planet resides in the habitable zone of Upsilon Andromedae A. The name proposed is fitting, as Kent was at the time, the ‘habitual location’ for British astronomy, which led to the accurate determination of longitude at sea and subsequent improvements in world trade and global communications.

The planetary names proposed in this submission all bear relevance to the name proposed for the primary star and hold significance depending upon mass and location echoing the position of the planets as they orbit their host star. In November 2010, a fourth planet, Upsilon Andromedae e, was thought to have been detected within this system. Though unconfirmed, the naming strategy proposed makes it possible to continue the theme should additional exoplanets be discovered in this system. Subsequent planets discovered could, for example, be offered names of other locations of historical astronomical interest, expanding globally – the possibilities for future names are vast!

The Upsilon Andromedae system is located near Alpheratz, also found within the Andromeda constellation, and known as one of the 'Three Guides' that mark the equinoctial colure, the meridian of the celestial sphere, continuing the theme of meridians.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Solmaius
The connenction of two latine words "Sol" and "Maius" - "Sun" and "bigger". As the star is very similar to the Sun and is bigger.
upsilon Andromedae b Asclubro
This is the way, how to put ourselves on the sky. Asclubro is a shortcut of three words. AStronomy - CLUb - BROumov (our town).
upsilon Andromedae c Andvari
Comming from the northern European mythology. Andvari was a son of Oinn and was born in water. And water is something which might be found on some of possible moons of this planet.
upsilon Andromedae d Cepetra
It is a shortcut of two latine words, "cetus" and "petra" - "sea monster" and "rock". This name was proposed in honour of Andromeda (constellation, where the named star system is). She was chained on a "rock" as a sacrifice to sate the "sea monster".
Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Herschel
Name of a famous family of astronomers
upsilon Andromedae b John
Son of William
upsilon Andromedae c William
Discoverer of Uranus
upsilon Andromedae d Caroline
Williams sister
Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Rayeta
This proposal follows the tradition of naming planets and objects in our solar system after mythological figures. However, the suggested names for the system y-Andromedae do not stem from classical mythology but from a different group of sagas. They originate in the UNESCO world heritage site of the Dolomites and narrate about the mysterious, mythical folk from the high plain Fanes.
These Ladin myths were passed down orally from one generation to the next and all of them share a connectivity to nature and the Sun.
Moltina is the founder of the folk of the Fanes and the ancestor of princess Dolasilla and her twin Luyanta. Whilst Dolasilla grows up at the royal court of her father and turns into an invincible warrior, Luyanta lives modestly with the confederates of the Fanes: the marmots. When Dolasilla was a small child the hero Ey-de-Net gave her the magnificent jewel Rayeta (radiating stone).
upsilon Andromedae b Moltina
This proposal follows the tradition of naming planets and objects in our solar system after mythological figures. However, the suggested names for the system y-Andromedae do not stem from classical mythology but from a different group of sagas. They originate in the UNESCO world heritage site of the Dolomites and narrate about the mysterious, mythical folk from the high plain Fanes.
These Ladin myths were passed down orally from one generation to the next and all of them share a connectivity to nature and the Sun.
Moltina is the founder of the folk of the Fanes and the ancestor of princess Dolasilla and her twin Luyanta. Whilst Dolasilla grows up at the royal court of her father and turns into an invincible warrior, Luyanta lives modestly with the confederates of the Fanes: the marmots. When Dolasilla was a small child the hero Ey-de-Net gave her the magnificent jewel Rayeta (radiating stone).
upsilon Andromedae c Dolasilla
This proposal follows the tradition of naming planets and objects in our solar system after mythological figures. However, the suggested names for the system y-Andromedae do not stem from classical mythology but from a different group of sagas. They originate in the UNESCO world heritage site of the Dolomites and narrate about the mysterious, mythical folk from the high plain Fanes.
These Ladin myths were passed down orally from one generation to the next and all of them share a connectivity to nature and the Sun.
Moltina is the founder of the folk of the Fanes and the ancestor of princess Dolasilla and her twin Luyanta. Whilst Dolasilla grows up at the royal court of her father and turns into an invincible warrior, Luyanta lives modestly with the confederates of the Fanes: the marmots. When Dolasilla was a small child the hero Ey-de-Net gave her the magnificent jewel Rayeta (radiating stone).
upsilon Andromedae d Luyanta
This proposal follows the tradition of naming planets and objects in our solar system after mythological figures. However, the suggested names for the system y-Andromedae do not stem from classical mythology but from a different group of sagas. They originate in the UNESCO world heritage site of the Dolomites and narrate about the mysterious, mythical folk from the high plain Fanes.
These Ladin myths were passed down orally from one generation to the next and all of them share a connectivity to nature and the Sun.
Moltina is the founder of the folk of the Fanes and the ancestor of princess Dolasilla and her twin Luyanta. Whilst Dolasilla grows up at the royal court of her father and turns into an invincible warrior, Luyanta lives modestly with the confederates of the Fanes: the marmots. When Dolasilla was a small child the hero Ey-de-Net gave her the magnificent jewel Rayeta (radiating stone).
Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Gefjon
North Germanic giant, goddess of fertility and luck
upsilon Andromedae b Lenus
Celtic god, also in Britannia
upsilon Andromedae c Morrigan
Figure of the irish celtic mythology (great Queen)
upsilon Andromedae d Fenja
Giant in the old nordic literature (Gróttasöngr)

A lot of the known celestial bodies have their names from the past: mostly figures from roman or greek legends of that time. We, the observatory Neumünster, representative for all amateur astronomers in northern Europe are strongly interweaved with Nordic legends and myths. This fact has moved us to choose names out of this Nordic legends and myth for the system

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Uhuru
Our naming theme is „fundamental ideals (ideas? goals?) of humanity“, so it's fitting to put freedom at the center. Uhuru is the Swahili word for freedom; specifically, it is associated with the struggle of African states for independence after World War II. Uhuru is also the name of the first satellite for astronomy in the X-ray-regime, launched by NASA in 1970, which discovered Cygnus X-1, the first candidate for an astrophysical black hole (and at the time of this writing still one of the strongest candidates).
upsilon Andromedae b Aloha
Aloha, a word from the Hawaiian language, stands for „love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity,“ according to the Ulukau On-line Hawaiian dictionary. We could all use more Aloha, both in daily life and in world affairs at large.
upsilon Andromedae c Sapereaude
A free translation for „sapere aude“ is „dare to think for yourself“. It is the inofficial motto of the Age of Enlightenment (1650s to 1780s), which gave us such concepts as the common good, and individual (human) rights. Ideas from the Enlightenment influenced both the scientific revolution (which in turn gave us exoplanets!) and the French and American revolutions. While „Sapere Aude“ consists of two words, the Ancient Romans would have engraved it in one of their monuments without an intervening space, just as in our version for the name of Upsilon Andromedae c, which follows the IAU's preference for one-word names.
upsilon Andromedae d Satyagraha
Uhuru, Aloha and enlightenment are worthy goals, but as a species, we're not there yet by a long shot. Those that have struggled to create more just and equitable societies have made use of many methods, but arguably the most impressive (and difficult!) is the one employed by Gandhi and his followers in the Indian struggle for independence: non-violent, civil resistance, for which Gandhi coined the word „satyagraha“.

General remark:
In ancient times, we named constellations for mythical persons, planets for gods. We propose to name the star and planets of the upsilon Andromedae system after key ideals (goals, ideals...) that have played a positive part in making humanity what it is today – and will continue to do so as we jointly go into the future. If the naming of astronomical objects is meant to reflect what we value and deem important, there are worse choices than commemorating key positive ideas/ideals.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Verne
Science fiction writers dreamed us into the future, where we’ve found these exoplanets. Without Jules Verne, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov, the progress of science, especially physical science and engineering, would have been drastically different. Almost all of the scientists who developed the American space program grew up on their science fiction writing and thinking . Without their inspiration, many would not have studied the sciences and would not have gone on to discover the exoplanets. Jules Verne is the French father of the genre.
upsilon Andromedae b Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein was a master of American science fiction who started many of us thinking about space and space travel. His books influenced a generation of future scientists. His best-known book is probably STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, about a boy raised on Mars who comes to Earth.
upsilon Andromedae c Asimov
Isaac Asimov is best-known for his Foundation trilogy of novels. He was a scientist who used his knowledge in fiction and made space travel seem possible. Born in Russia, he came to the US as a small child.
upsilon Andromedae d Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke is best-known for the movie 2001, based on his short story "The Sentinel." Born in Britain, he spent his later life in Sri Lanka. He was a serious advocate for space travel early on.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae DOSEISENBERG
The planet system remains on a Palatine system for schools: "Duale Oberschule (DOS). Schools had been developped and evaluated as a new system in 1996 until 2007 in Palatine, south west Germany.. The Main name is DOS that means in german "Duale Ober Schule"
"DOSEISENBERG" means the school in a small town named Eisenberg/Palatine. They do have industrie to produce iron gears for all cars all over the world. There is an old tradition going back to the ROMANS.
German:
Das System eriinnert an den Modellversuch "Duale Oberschule" (DOS) und an die pfälzischen Schulen, die 1996 bis 2007 gemeinsam mit 10 weiteren eine neue Schulart entwickelt und erprobt haben.
upsilon Andromedae b DOSPIRMASENS
"DOSPIRMASENS" means the school in a town named Pirmasens/Palatine. The name comes from holy "St. Pirmin".
In Pirmasens they used to produce shoes for all over the world. It is called the town of shoe production.
upsilon Andromedae c DOSRAMMIE
"DOSRAMMIE" means the school in a town named Ramstein-Miesenbach/Palatine.
They do have the biggest American airport in Europe, "Ramstein Airport". Planes will bring people and material to all countries in the world. There is also an important hospital for Americans over there.
upsilon Andromedae d DOSLANDAU
"DOSLANDAU" means the school in a town named Landau/Palatine. In former times the town was a fortress, changing several times between Germany and France.
In Landau they produce wheels for cars wich are delivered all over the world, GummiMeyer and Michelin.

All 4 schools are intersted in astronomic questions and do work with their students on subjects as venus transit and so on.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Moore
After Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore CBE,FRS,FRAS well known English amateur astronomer, educator, TV presenter, writer and personality. For his contribution to brig astronomy to the public.
upsilon Andromedae b Sagan
After Carl Edward Sagan the American , astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author and science communicator. For his contributions to scientific research into extra terrestrial life and bringing science and astronomy to the public
upsilon Andromedae c Clarke
After Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE, FRAS, British Science fiction writer and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. For his prominent work in the field of science fiction based on fact and intuitive prediction. He proposed the geostationary satellite communication system in 1945 many years before it became reality and discovered the underwater ruins of the Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka for which he was given Sri Lanka's highest award
upsilon Andromedae d Schiehallion
After the Scottish Mountain said to be the "centre of Scotland" due to its position close to the latitude midway between the most northern and souther parts of mainland Scotland and longitude midway between the most westerly and easterly points. Also due to its use in 1774 in a ground breaking experiment coordinated by the Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne, to estimate the mass of the earth, from which Newtons Gravitation constant could be deduced.

Our submission is made by naming a system who's star is naked eye visible from Scotland where the Society is based, and seeks to recognise popularisers of science and astronomy which are objectives of the Society. It also includes a Scottish Mountain used in scientific experiment and also said the be "the centre of Scotland". The names were selected on an open vote of Members of the Society from a long list of names submitted by Members.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae GENJI
"Prince Genji (Hikaru Genji)" is the eponymous hero of "The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)".
upsilon Andromedae b AOI
"Aoi no Ue" is a daughter of the Minister of the Left and Genji's first principal wife.
upsilon Andromedae c YUGAO
"Yugao" is one of Genji's lovers.
upsilon Andromedae d MURASAKI
"Murasaki no Ue" is Genji's most important lover throughout the tale, but she can never be acknowledged as Genji's main wife.

The characters of "The tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)" which is a classic work of Japanese literature written by Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Titawin
Inscribed in the UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1997, Titawin, the ancient medina of Tetouan city is one of the finest heritage of the Andalusian influence in Morocco.
Titawin was of particular importance from the 8th century onwards, since it served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by andalusian refugees who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture, which reveal clear andalusian influence. The strategic position of Titawin opposite the Straits of Gibraltar played an important role as the point of contact and of transition between two civilizations (spanish and arabic) and two continents (Europe and North Africa).
Titawin was able to protect the scientific tradition of the peninsula and to be recognized as an important cultural and scientific center, particularly in the field of astronomy where the tradition of the study and construction of astronomical instruments (astrolabes and sundials) was maintained and developed, and this made the works of the great andalusian astronomers able to be diffused through Morocco and the arabic world.
One the most advanced types of astrolabes were used by the astronomers of al-Andalus and the Maghreb and numerous astrolabes made in Titawin are currently preserved in museums all over the world.
upsilon Andromedae b Saffar
Abu al-Qasim Ahmed Ibn-Abd Allah Ibn-Omar al Ghafiqi Ibn-al-Saffar, is born in Cordoba and died in Denia - Andalusia (Spain) in 1035, a prominent astronomer at the school of Majriti. In Cordova, Ibn-al-Ṣaffar taught arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy.

He moved to Denia, on the Eastern coastline of the Iberian Peninsula where he lived until his death. His brother, Muḥammad, who also retired in Denia, was a celebrated astronomical instrument‐maker; two of his astrolabes and a plate are preserved today in the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, the Westdeutsche Bibliothek in Marburg, and the Museo Nazionale in Palermo.

Ibn-al-Ṣaffar, along with his teacher al Majriṭi, composed works in the tradition of Khawarizmi’s Sindhind. Ibn-al- Ṣaffar’s most popular work was a treatise on the uses of the astrolabe, a book that was still being used in Europe during the 15th century. The treatise was written in a clear, simple, and comprehensible style. King Alfonso X's astronomers often used the work. Johannes Hispalensis and Plato of Tivoli (flourished: 1134-1145) translated it into Latin.
upsilon Andromedae c Samh
Abu al-Qasim Asbagh Ibn-Mohamed Ibn-al-Samh, born in Cordoba in 979, died in Granada - Andalusia (Spain) in 1035, known also as “the Geometer”, was a noted astronomer and mathematician in Andalusia and an important member of the school of al Majriti centered in Cordova. Ibn-al-Samh worked in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, and, possibly, medicine.
In astronomy, Ibn-al-Samh, like his teacher al-Majriṭi, composed a zij (an astronomical handbook with tables) based on Khawarizmi’s Sindhind, which had been composed in 9th century in Baghdad. Ibn-al-Samḥ also composed a treatise on the construction of the astrolabe and another on its use. This later book is the most complete tract written in the Iberian Peninsula during the middle ages. His treatise on the construction of the equatorium – an instrument originally conceived in Andalusia and later developed in Latin Europe – is another of Ibn-al-Samḥ's major contributions to astronomy. Ibn-al-Samḥ is also well known for his many compositions in mathematics. His range of subject matter includes calculation, numbers, commercial arithmetic, theory of proportions, arithmetical operations, and the solution of quadratic and cubic equations.
upsilon Andromedae d Majriti
Abul Qassim Maslama Ibn-Ahmad al-Hassib al-Faradi al-Majriti, was an astronomer and mathematician of Andalusia born in Madrid in 950 and died in Cordoba - Andalusia (Spain). He was considered by his andalusian contemporaries as the foremost authority of his time in the field of astronomy.
Al-Majriti was the founder of an original school of andalusian astronomers in which the disciplines of arithmetic and geometry were also cultivated. Al-Majriṭi's disciples, who include outstanding figures like Ibn-al-Samḥ and Ibn-al-Ṣaffar, spanned three generations and greatly influenced the development and expansion of the exact sciences throughout al-Andalus.
In the field of astronomy, al-Majriṭi was the first Andalusian to make his own astronomical observations. Al-Majriṭi's major work in astronomy was the adaptation that he made, together with his disciple Ibn-al-Ṣaffar, of Khwarizmi's Sindhind zij (an astronomical handbook with tables). Al-Majriti also made commentaries on Ptolemy's Planisphaerium, which is a treatise on the stereographic projection of the sphere (the basic technique for the construction of the standard astrolabe). Al-Majriṭi's text contains several additions to the work of Ptolemy that considerably improved the procedures for tracing the fundamental lines of the astrolabe and for locating the fixed stars of the star map on the instrument, using several kinds of coordinates. His achievements are mainly in the field of mathematical astronomy, although it is known that he wrote on commercial arithmetic.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Honua
Honua means "Earth" in Hawaiian language
upsilon Andromedae b Moana
Moana means "ocean" in Hawaiian language
upsilon Andromedae c Aina
Aina means "land" in Hawaiian language
upsilon Andromedae d La
La means "Sun" in Hawaiian language

These names were proposed by a 12-year-old girl in our group,
and we decided to make her proposed names as our group suggestion.
She chose this system because she want to make a friend group
for innocent Andromeda in Greek mythology.
The proposed names are related to essential features for habitability.
In fact, upsilon Andromedae d is located in the habitable zone (Buccino et al. 2006).
Hawaiian language is chosen because Hawaii is one of the most important sites for astronomy
and numerous telescopes are operated on the summit of Mauna Kea.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae mame
"mame" is beans in Japanese.
We wish that the planet system grows and put this name.
Life was named to believe the possibility of discovery.
upsilon Andromedae b edamame
"edamame" is young soybeans.
upsilon Andromedae c soramame
Japanese name of "Broad bean"
"Sora" is the sky.
upsilon Andromedae d kuromame
"kuromame" is one of the kind of soybeans.
That's used in a congratulatory dish.

We believe,that our friends are there.
Everyone, to be able to get along!

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Astraios
In Greek mythology Astraios was the Titan-god of the Stars and planets and the art of astrology. His name Astraios means 'The starry one' and therefore it is a perfect name for this bright star.
upsilon Andromedae b Tartarus
Since Upsilon andromedae b is the closets planet to the star it orbits, and given that the temperature is very high, naming it after the greek hell would be very fitting. In the greek mythology Tartarus is a very barren and desolate place, with burning ground, which presumably also is the case for upsilon andromedae b.
upsilon Andromedae c Buer
We chose the name Buer after the occult deity of the same name. Buer represents the values of moral and natural philosophy as well as logic in norse mythology, and therefore, represents the basic values in science. Thus Buer could fit as name of a newly discovered planet.
There are many gods and demons that represent science, planets, etc. We feel that many of the gods of the Greek, Roman and the other common pantheons are already widely represented, and therefore, we picked a god from a less known mythology.
upsilon Andromedae d Svadilfare
In norse mythology Svadilfare was a Stallion who was the father of the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. He built the Wall around Asgard, the home of the Gods. Svadilfare resides in the system's habitable zone and could possibly be the home of new life.

We hope our proposals are in time. Sorry about the late response - we are on holiday in Denmark, and I have not seen my work emails! We would very much appreciate it if our proposals are valid.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae Aeolus
A name shared by three mythical characters, was the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology. These three personages are often difficult to tell apart, and even the ancient mythographers appear to have been perplexed about which Aeolus was which.
upsilon Andromedae b Telemachus
It is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope, and a central character in Homer's Odyssey.
upsilon Andromedae c Ithaca
Ithaca is generally identified with Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is one of the elements of the Odyssey's plot.
upsilon Andromedae d Hypatia
She was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Egypt, then a part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was the head of the Neoplatonic school at Alexandria, where she taught philosophy and astronomy.