What magnificent feats of engineering humans are capable of for the quest of understanding our universe . . .
Mt Palomar — 1949
Whereas in Isaac Asimov's Nightfall, on the planet Lagash, residing in a solar system of 6 suns that cause perpetual daylight, such engineering ushered in a period of madness among society when an eclipse every 2 thousand some years allowed night's darkness to expose the universe beyond their atmosphere.
Hubert Rogers — Astounding Science-Fiction — September 1941
The story is oft reprinted as well as adapted to a novel with Robert Silverberg, and is worth seeking out if you haven't read it