Poem by Bob Eklund (USA). Image by Johannes Stübler (Austria) Father and daughter Explore education as It was meant to be. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

By Andrew Fraknoi Astropoetry Blog readers may be interested in an article about teaching astronomy using poetry from the journal Astronomy Education Review, on the web at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2001009 For the article, “Astronomy & Poetry: A Resource Guide,” published online in Astronomy Education Review, 8 April 2002, see: http://scitation.aip.org/journals/doc/AERSCZ-ft/vol_1/iss_1/114_1.html Andrew Fraknoi, Chair, Astronomy Program Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California, USA Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

Moon, Jupiter and Venus over (Dracula’s) Tower Chindia, Targoviste, Romania. Photo: Valentin Grigore. Haiku: Andrei Dorian Gheorghe. Design: Alexandru Sebastian Grigore Tower Chindia was built in the 15th century in Targoviste and belonged for a while to Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) Draculea, a Romanian ruler, a knight of justice and a hero of Christianity, who, through nocturnal attacks, forced the army of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (who had conquered Constantinople in 1453) to retreat from the Romanian Land in 1462. Later, Western commercial interests transformed Vlad Tepes Draculea into a vampire called Dracula. Comments You need JavaScript to be...

By Aprilia Ariel, Polyxeni Lianou, Greece (20 March 2012) Winter bet with spring and lost. So, here comes the vernal equinox. It smells like spring. It feels like peace. It gives my soul wings to fly and live inside my dreams. The nightingale sings, the fairytale begins. Here comes the equinox. Day or night? I love them both! The night sky is decorated with stars you can’t stop looking at. The day sky is filled with light. Is it day or is it night? Is it dark or is it bright? Hemera and Nyx are still alive! Comments You need...

Molecules of air Scatter blue and pass the red For tonight’s sunset. This pink first sunset Of Spring two thousand and twelve Looks toward forever… As the dusk deepens, A googol of galaxies Penetrating through.     Notes: 1.    Air molecules interact with light waves in such a way as to scatter the blue wavelengths (making the sky blue) and allow the red side of the spectrum to pass through more easily.  At sunrise and sunset the sunlight passes through a great thickness of air, allowing only the red rays to get through. 2.    A googol (not Google, the search...