REQUIEM FOR “TANTI SILA” Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe On June 29, after I photographed the star Vega in a park, my niece Luminita (Little Light) informed me by phone from Braila about the death of “Tanti Sila” (my adoptive mother and the main human support for my astro-humanistic activities in the 2010s) and forbade me to risk going to the funerals. In these conditions, knowing that “Tanti Sila” was a firm believer, on July 11 I went to the oldest church in Bucharest, Saint Antony the Great (made in the 1540s by the ruler Mircea Ciobanul the Shepherd)...

GROWING IN BEAUTY Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Valentin Grigore Comet NEOWISE looking fantastic: a superb fan tail, a prominent, long and blue ionic tail, a green mane like an emerald… Decreasing in brightness, growing in beauty, enriching the night sky! Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

In rhyme ‘Song of Autumn in the Springtime', Rubén Darío in lyric's last line, though mourning the passing of youthful prime, exclaims, ‘Ah, but the golden Dawn is mine!' For ages, mythical stories were told about a fabulous fountain of youth whose magical waters were said to hold the power to turn the old young in truth. Herodotus, a historian Greek, in ancient times spoke of a special pool where flesh of bathers was ‘glossy and sleek', longevity there becoming the rule. In various other cultures as well these tales of mysterious springs went round of waters miraculous nonpareil, alleged...

THE LEAFY CUPOLA Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe On July 22, 2020, I saw life in the Carol I Park. Then I tried to photograph the cupola of the main professional observatory in Romania, which was founded in 1908 by Nicolae Coculescu, the first great Romanian researcher of the Sun and a hunter of solar eclipses around the world, but it was almost impossible, the observatory was surrounded by leafy trees. Anyway, only Coculescu's memory, the observatory cupola and me… I felt it was too little. Very kind, the Sun understood the situation and came to us for a...

COMET NEOWISE NEAR DRACULA'S TOWER IN TARGOVISTE Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Valentin Grigore She travelled a lot through space to arrive here, although the tower did not exist when she started. So I welcomed her to tell her the story of this place. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login