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Celestial Spider Web

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Celestial Spider Web A spider web is wondrous made with interwoven threads o’erlaid of sticky strands to snare the prey in intricately shaped display like filamented promenade. High up, in galaxy brigade agrouped through gravity obeyed in Hydra’s grip the stars portray a spider web. ‘Midst Nature’s splendorous parade on cloths of heavenly brocade as earthly spider spins its way so cosmic galaxies convey enlaced within galactic glade a spider web. ~ Harley White * * * * * * * * The poem is a rondeau… Info ~ Flies in a spider’s web: galaxy caught in the making (ESA)… https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Flies_in_a_spider_s_web_galaxy_caught_in_the_making ...
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (232): GAM 2022 - With the Moon and Venus’ Belt in the Bucharest Delta By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) April 15, 2022. The Moon over Venus’ Belt and people walking through the natural park. So much peace... Suddenly the goddess of astronomy, Urania, came down from the Moon and said: “Follow me!” #poetry
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (233): GAM 2022 - Another Morning in the Bucharest Delta By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) April 16, 2022. I think I saw the Morning Moon setting in the Children's World Park. Then I ran to the edge of the Bucharest Delta to look at Venus’ Belt and the Rising Sun and I think I saw a light pillar. At last I looked at the Sun adjusting his shape and I think I saw a beautiful halo. #poetry
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (231): GAM 2022 - Another Sunset in the Bucharest Delta By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) April 15, 2022. Because the Moon had not yet lit up the sky, being too pale, I preferred for a while to enjoy the colors of the natural park. Then ... What a feeling to see Sun and Moon at the same time... Ideal sky! #poetry
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (230): GAM 2022 - April 15 By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-haiku) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) Sun in the park: Dear pretty tree, can you find an extra place for me? #poetry
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (229): GAM 2022 - Another Halt on Jupiter By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) I was glad to see the Moon on the night of April 14/15, 2022. I was glad to see the Sun on the morning of April 15, 2022. Then I was glad to greet the lilac flowers… and the blossoms. Later I stopped on Jupiter and I was so happy that I imagined it not wrapped in poisonous gas but covered with flowers… in the light of the same Sun! #poetry
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A star party in Switzerland is hard to plan because of the weather. And, indeed, on April 23, during GAM, the sky was covered with thick clouds. No problem, we made our own shooting stars, and the kids were happy :-) This is how we made them. Just like with all shooting stars - it takes patience to see them. As I cannot upload the video I posted a screenshot.
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (228): GAM 2022 - April 14/15 By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) I couldn't imagine an Astronomy Month without the Crowned Moon … and I saw her in a few ways. Then she became the Shining Moon ... Oh, the freedom of her rays! #poetry
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Galactic Interplay

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Galactic Interplay In great encounter underway the Hubble’s chosen to survey a ‘perfect ten’ is on display. This great galactic happenstance portrayed by telescopic glance midst vast expanse of cosmic dance where left would show the ‘number one’ is for its splendor next to none in imagery of sights to stun. The ‘zero ring’ set on the right could be a crown that’s taken flight with jewels sapphirine alight, some thirty thousand light-years wide that ring of cosmic regal pride. The system whole from side to side one hundred fifteen thousand in light-years across both kith and kin of ‘ten’, were we ...
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Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme. On February 15th, was the theme of 60th Quiz: "Oort Cloud". We had 164 participants, each got an astronomy e-book, and a certificate.
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (227): GAM 2022 - April 14 By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) Here and there, flowers playing their spring game with the amazing Sun… and the charming Moon! #poetry
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (226): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (The Second Presentation of SARM) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem-essay) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) As the interest of the students from Bucharest for the participation of SARM in their astronomical evening was very high, Valentin and I also made a second presentation in the specific style of our society of astronomy, this time shorter and with some different elements. Finally I saw Arcturus at the edge of that evening heralding the mid-spring weather. ...
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (225): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (Admiring the Bucharest Astroclub) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem-essay) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) The Bucharest Astroclub was founded in 1968 by Ioan Corvin Sangeorzan (the coordinator of the Bucharest municipal observatory) and represented the first major oasis of amateur astronomers during the totalitarian regime in Romania. After the Romanian revolution of 1989, the Bucharest Astroclub has expanded its activities and remains the symbol association of technicians in Romanian amateur astronomy. Invited together with SARM ...
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ONE DAY

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Image details: Artist’s impression of a fast radio burst traveling through space and reaching Earth. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser. https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1915a/ --- | ONE DAY | O ne day, all overdue answers will be given. Past but not present There's no reason to claim that we'll ever know everything about space Curiosity is truly powerful force; it encourages us to make step farther We need, however, to learn one thing, how to respect critical borders There, you'll find them plenty, some very tempting with serious danger undercover Therefore, we should be cautions so that we wouldn't bring ...
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (224): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (A Publishing House among Flowers) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) SARM also introduced the Romanian astronomical culture publishing house “Astromix” (led by Dan Uza, the national expert in sundials) to the students from the University of Bucharest. I insisted on “How to Learn the Stars” by Victor Anestin (originally published in 1913 and recently republished by Astromix with comments adapted to our times), the most beautiful Romanian book for popularizing astronomy in the ...
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (223): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (Lunar Variants) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) Valentin Grigore and especially Octavian Blagoi (an excellent technician in astronomy) helped me with an advanced lunar demonstration, which I transformed into a comparison. So I could quote Shakespeare: “As you like it.” Or rather I might ask you what you prefer. The telescopic Moon (with real craters)? Or the romantic Moon (with leaves as craters)? #poetry
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (222): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (My Presentation) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem), Valentin Grigore (photos from the event) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) When I told the students at the University of Bucharest about astropoetry, cosmopoetry and astrohumanism, as well as about the cultural activities of SARM, I felt like a real professor. I also included in my presentation the recitation of some astroproverbs in verse (from my book “Not Everything That Flies Is A Comet”). I reproduce one of them below (of course, an imperfect translation from the ...
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (221): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (Among Magnolia Flowers) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) On April 13, 2022 the magnolia flowers in the botanical garden looked like stars. “I am also a magnolia flower!” - the Sun told me. "So am I!" - said the Moon. #poetry
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (220): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (Valentin Grigore’s Presentation) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem-essay) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) The president of SARM, Valentin Grigore, started his main presentation with the official trailer of GAM 2022 (directed by himself) in front of numerous students from several faculties of the largest Romanian university. After that he told about AWB and SARM, describing the founding concept of SARM (astronomy-culture-art-education-society), as well as the SARM camps in Romania and the SARM expeditions abroad. ...
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Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (219): GAM 2022 - Astronomy in the Botanical Garden (With Telescopes) By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poem) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design) Valentin Grigore (president of SARM and AWB coordinator for Romania), Octavian Blagoi (professional astronomer and volunteer for SARM), Cristian Danescu (vice-president of SARM and professional astronomer) and Stefan Niciev (high school student) ready to offer the Moon through telescopes. And first visitors… Telescope, dear telescope, Don’t play too much with my hope! #poetry
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