One day in May I felt an irresistible impulse to recapitulate significant aspects of GAM 2020 and I found out other elements to be added to this unique memory. Then I asked my good fellow Florin Alexandru Stancu if there is motivation to try an extension for our pandemic astro-journal and cosmopoetry project of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM (part of the AWB Astropoetry Blog mega-project) as an imperfect, incomplete and non-conformist (but necessary) document of these hallucinating times, and he gladly said: “Let's do it!” So we looked especially for astrophotography and also for other courageous initiatives...

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Time and again at break of morn a coral tone will dawn adorn. Magenta heralds night's release, a halt in sunlight's golden fleece to moon and stars in darkness sworn. When from the living left forlorn our earthly mortal days are torn, is this a mere unsung caprice time and again, no threnody on heavens' horn with being of existence shorn? Or could there be a cryptic crease as part of cosmic masterpiece where all that died would be reborn time and again? ~ Harley White * * * * * * * * The poem is a rondeau… Image...

This is the last episode of our cosmopoetry project (in the AWB Astropoetry Blog mega-project) dedicated to the most difficult edition of Global Astronomy Month, the largest world celebration of astronomy. We symbolically chose for it three photos from April 17, when Valentin Grigore (in Targoviste) and I (in Bucharest) caught the most spectacular solar halo during GAM 2020. This project started on the Spring Equinox Day (although its first episodes were published on March 27) and covered the time of maximal pandemic restrictions in Romania. To be saved from this sanitary cataclysm, we had to accept a regime of...

In May 13, 2020, I returned, after seven weeks, to the central zone of beautiful Bucharest to solve a “legal” problem in the block of my departed parents, where I had taken several pictures for the Astropoetry Blog in the past (their apartment has a good view to east and north). This time I took a “document” picture, with the most agglomerated (and polluted) Capital City in the European Union (in normal times) seeming to be empty of people (during the pandemic). And I decided to transform my urban “expedition” into a tribute for my parents Steliana and Costică Gheorghe,...