photos Valentin Grigore, astropoems Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, design Alexandru Sebastian Grigore

 

Valentin Grigore (photographer), Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astropoet) and Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (designer) synthesized through these astro-photo-tipurituras a new GAM 2014 inertia, this time along with the International Astronomy Day and the Romanian Independence Day, which the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) organized in 10 May in Targoviste’s central square, near the statue of Mircea cel Batran (the Elder), the Romanian ruler who (together with his fighters) had saved Europe in 17 May 1395 from the advance of the Ottoman Empire, stopping at Rovine the army of Sultan Bayezid Ildirim.

 

Regarding the Astronomy Day, since sometimes its abbreviation is AD, this makes us remember other, much older AD. Thus, in the 6th century, the Anno Domini age (which divides the world chronology into Before Christ and After Christ) was calculated at Rome by a proto-Romanian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, who had been born around 470 in the territory of current Romania.

 

We propose and hope that in 2015 (the International Year of Light) the International Astronomical Union will recognize his merit in time astronomy and will “canonize” him, naming a heavenly body after Dionysius Exiguus.

 

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