The sky is the first magic word In astronomy And the second one is Observatory. It is obvious that an elite aspect of a big town consists of the number of its astronomical observatories and their quality. With all my respect for those jewels of human mind which bring the sky closer, I made a series dedicated to the Bucharestian observatories in 2019 (with the excellent support of web master and designer Florin Alexandru Stancu and astrophotographer Valentin Grigore). In fact, it is an incursion (with astropoetry elements) into three epochs: Royal Romania, communist Romania and post-communist Romania, which we...

On 25 March, 78 minutes before the official restrictions of circulation in Romania, I returned from a close pharmacy and I remarked a bus station decorated with the story of Spiru Haret (design with a stylized telescope and the planets, a portrait, his biography, a few vintage images), who lived in between 1851 and 1912, and was the first Romanian astronomer of international prestige, the best ever minister of education and official sustainer of (amateur and professional) astronomy in Romania, and a symbol for the Romanians from all over the world. That image inspired me to think of a patriotic...

The current crisis makes one simple look to the sky become a minimal astronomical gesture and forces the sky lovers to make home astronomy (window and balcony astronomy, apartment astronomy, online astronomy, garden astronomy, courtyard astronomy or astronomy around the block during “short movements connected to the physical individual activity”). In these conditions, one of my options has become memory astronomy (humanistic section), for which I ordered my pictures from before the crisis, I selected a few of them and I composed poems in the haiku form, for which my team colleague Florin made the adequate design. Comments You need...

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