Poor little Pluto Icy, round, and cute The IAU demoted you! They've given you the boot! You haven't cleared your neighborhood. Your orbit's off the plane. You encroach on Neptune's orbit. You're a naughty little pain. But still I think you're wonderful Far out in lonely space Cavorting with your Charon You're a very special case! - by Joan Chamberlin Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

Welcome to the Astropoetry Blog! Our intention here is to provide a venue and a forum where the poetry of the night sky can flourish. We will start the blog with a mini-anthology written by a very active group of astronomer-poets in Romania, and continue it with new poems collected elsewhere and submitted by readers. Links to online collections and other resources-including notes on a few astropoetry-related books-will also be provided, plus a few examples of outstanding astropoems from major poets of the past. We encourage you to contribute to this blog, either with your commentary on poems you see...

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA O Nebulae of Heart and Soul! In infrared portrayal WISE, your colors grace the stellar skies. Have you a core celestial role? Supernal presences you seem that steal one's fancy unawares, far-off from earthly human cares, inspiring a soulful dream. Does music of the spheres resound in utterness of heavens' art to beating of a boundless heart we seldom hear here on the ground? You bring to mind the vintage song, where lovers fell in love and kissed one magic night in moonlit mist— a classic tune, still going strong. Six thousand light-years from our Earth is...

The same sky, so polluted in the large cities, is quite sublime in the Canarian island of La Palma, where Valentin Grigore (president of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM) and Ovidiu Vaduvescu (leader of the EURONEAR project) recently organized a new international astronomical expedition. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

This is a “run after Venus” near three other important Bucharestian places: -the ruins of the Old “Voievodal” Church, which was initiated by Mircea cel Batran (the Elder) in the 14th century, transformed into a “voievodal” residence by Vlad Tepes Dracula in the 15th century (two heroic fighters against the Ottoman expansion in Europe), and burnt by a terrible fire in 1718 the Radu Voda Monastery, a masterpiece of old Romanian art, founded in the 1500, destroyed by Ottomans in the 1590s, and rebuilt in 1625 the modern building of the Municipal Hospital Comments You need JavaScript to be able...