In a Hubble bubble there's a pearly gate of blue bridging ancient galaxies in stunning stellar view. There we see the sky decked out in beaded cosmic bling of a hundred thousand light-year curly pearly string. Think of it!– It's wound around colossal merging hearts of two galaxies colliding– such are astral arts. Infant stars in super-clusters form a shining band of a pearly necklace strung on filamented strand. Blue-white gems along the chain, of which there are nineteen, have three thousand light-year spaces lying in between. This formation will remain a mere ten thousand years in those arcs empyrean...

First Place: THIS POEM IS ABOUT THE MOON By Anaya Agarwal, Ghaziabad, India This poem is about the moon, It is going to end soon. The moon comes in the night,It does not have its own light. The first man to go there was Neil Armstrong Well, really am I wrong? Now you know all about the moon well, Go and ring the intelligence bell. Second Place: SUN AND PLANETS AND THE MOON By Sara Kothari and Shiv Kanna, Ghaziabad, India Sun and the planets and the moon, Don’t think you’ll learn Astronomy soon. The stars are so hot, That...

First Place: COSMOPOETS By Elizabeth Gutierrez, Ingleside, Illinois, USA I am the Cosmos The poem is about myself Its poet is me. The Cosmos is you A poem about you all You are the poet. Cosmos within us The poem we seek to write The poets are we. Second Place: OH STAR, YOU THAT PLAY WITH THE MOON By Francisco Josã, Vila Real, Portugal Oh star, you that play with the moon I wish I were in your place I wish I had your luck With the moon could play The moon could kiss The entire world could watch Oh...

First Place: CHILDREN FORM AN ORRERY, AND ALL THE PLANETS COLLIDE By Christine Rueter, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA A frenzied kid skirts the Sun and giggles while somewhere in the middle giants drag along their cliques. On the outskirts Pluto and friends grow bored each minute just a foot shuffle to the right. Once in a blue a planet tattles on one of its moons to the Sun. Many near misses in this tiny room where Jupiter and Saturn occasionally elbow each other and the asteroids wink at Mars not so far away after all. Second Place: I FLY AND...

We’ve decided a special final episode on the SARM expedition 2014 to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) in La Palma, not before thanking Bob Eklund for his encouragement to make this series, and Alexandru Sebastian Grigore for the design through which he harmonized our works. This episode includes two astro-photo-tipurituras and two astro-haigas dedicated to the largest optical telescopes of the European Northern Observatory: the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope and the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to...