When stars come out in dark of night they simply reappear in sight. How would they flee the light of day or to what reaches fly away? Appearances deceive indeed we've seen exalted truths decreed like Ptolemy's dethroned, amen, by Galileo's greater ken. Are ‘black holes' what they're said to be or something else we do not see? And what preceded that ‘big bang' assumed as how creation sprang? Repeatedly it must be faced that what we know will be replaced by deeper knowledge, still in flux, for certainties may miss the crux. What thought can fathom vast expanse of...

My time tunnel showed me that the most active astronomical complex (of those based on an optical planetarium and a small observatory) during GAM 2020 in Romania was in Bacau. This complex was created in the 1970s, initially organized by another great popularizer of astronomy, Matei Alexescu, and named after Victor Anestin - the founder of the first Romanian astronomical magazine in 1907 and the first Romanian astronomical society in 1908, who was born right in Bacau. (“At first the fascination of the Cosmos was just a platonic love because I never imagined I would hold a piece of another...

Another halt in my GAM time tunnel was a recent initiative in Romania (regularized in 2017 by Sandu Val Cosmin)) on the Facebook platform, the Group of Amateur and Professional Astrophotographers (GAAP), where older and younger sky lovers prefer to publish high resolution astrophotography. I insisted more on five pictures posted during April 2020: Venus among the Pleiades (by Andrei Nica), Comet ATLAS (by Andrei Gusan), Veil Nebula (by Ioan Popa), Crab Nebula (by Emil Andronic) and Rho Ophiuchi (by Adrian Zota). Oh, deep sky objects! Wherever I would be, In any galaxy, I can choose a cluster of stars...

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I jump rope over the trajectories of the heavenly bodies, invisible curved lines, the paths of universal harmony. Let your good luck be the compass of infinity, soul dreaming of being the envelope of the family of curves! -Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (Orion - the magazine of the Bucharest Astroclub, March 1991)- The Bucharestian engineer Radu Mihai Gherase is a former technical astrophotography laureate at the national astrophotography contests organized by the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM and, through big material sacrifices, made a private observatory named “Stardreams” in Valenii de Munte (100 km distance from Bucharest) in 2012. He...