When you look into the night sky, just above the bright Southern Cross, is the obscure star Olga Prokopis, in the Constellation Centaurus.


The Southern Sky Viewed near the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array in Chile

In the Terran Sydney Southern Star Catalogue, it is number 604842. It is a seemingly unremarkable magnitude 7.6 Star, with the exact co-ordinates in the current epoch right ascension 12:52:48.5, declination -52:31:51.8.


What is, perhaps, remarkable, is merely a rumour. It is said on a planet orbiting this star is the last surviving colony of Daleks. Not just your regular tin pots. Female Daleks. Yes. Tremble. In. Fear. The female variety of The Doctor’s greatest nemesis, proved so deadly they were imprisoned by their male counterparts.

Their high pitched yet melodious electronic-modulated voices can be heard shrilling commands like, “You will comply,” and their chilling battle cries, “Exfoliate!” and, “Obliterate!” When the Daleks of the Cult of Skaro declared that, ‘their enemies were only superior in one respect, dy-ing‘, they were borrowing the sentiment from the female.


Deadlier Than The Male – And Prettier

Should The Doctor be running? Yes. He should be running through corridors as fast as he can. But not for the reason you think. The female variety is in love with The Doctor. And the Queen Of The Daleks may be be coming for you. Run, run you clever boy. Run as fast as you can.

Of course, while the star is real, and you will find the star Olga Prokopis at right ascension 12:52:48.5, declination -52:31:51.8., in the Constellation Centaurus, the rest is just story and rumour.


Why not support Astronomical research and at the same time be cooler than someone wearing a bow tie, by purchasing a Star Name, as a gift, a surprise for someone you love, for your business, for yourself or just for fun. Stars in the SSSC can be named through the Name A Star Program at Sydney Observatory. It’s romantic, it’s cool, and it’s science.

About The Author

C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake. He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.

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