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Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

 

Bravely, Capella
Shines through the gathering clouds
Of winter’s first storm.

Capella is the brightest star in the fall-winter constellation Auriga, the Charioteer.  The name “Capella” means “little she-goat” in Latin.  At magnitude 0.2, it is one of the few stars bright enough to be easily seen in...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

by Harley White

Image ~ Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night – 1889

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

A thousand full Moons
Swim in the drops of dew
On my parked car’s roof.

I went out to my parked car late one evening, when the Moon was full.  There was a heavy dew, forming...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE AND VALENTIN GRIGORE

The two towers (an old one in Targoviste and a new one in Bucharest) metaphorically signify the two eras of astronomical poetry (the highest sentimental attitude of the people to the Cosmos):

-when, from antiquity...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTO BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEM BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

With this image taken at the Priseaca Lake near Targoviste on a clear evening, Valentin Grigore (photographer), Florin Alexandru Stancu (web master and designer), Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (secretary) and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (cosmopoet) invite you to visit 4 other projects about Earth, Sky and deeds of people:

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 10 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

In far-away space where there is no “there” there,
Far away over the sky,
P
acked in spacecraft Rosetta, with exquisite care,
Probe Philae is ready to fly.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTOS BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEMS BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

 

Valentin Grigore took these images in 3 and 4 October 2014 in the Danube Delta, which is a wonder of nature and the most beautiful place of this kind in Europe.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

by Harley White

Image ~ Artist’s conception of a nova with a stream of matter being drawn from the donor star (right) to the compact white dwarf (left).
© David A. Hardy / http://astroart.org/

Here’s a starry poem one might call ekphrastic
about...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

Photos by Valentin Grigore, Poems by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, Design by Alexandru Sebastian Grigore

These 3 Sky Sequences were taken in Romania as follows:

The Moon and Venus on Mount Cindrel (2014.07.24).

A conjunction, Venus and Jupiter, at the Priseaca Lake (2014.08.18).

...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY HARLEY WHITE

Image courtesy of NASA: Artist’s conception of a protoplanetary disk.

‘Water’ seems a fitting title
of this rhyme on something vital
for the beings we take care of
and the others we’re aware of.

Life on Earth depends on water,
whether human or sea otter,
fish or...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in AstroCrafts

Create a Solar System Mobile - AstroCrafts October 2014

 Photo by Kathleen Horner

Our Solar System To be or not to be, that is the question concerning the number of planets in our Solar System. Pluto has taken a beating over the years as it was once considered a planet until the International Astronomical Union came up with a new classification of what defines a 'planet'. The...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

Photo by Valentin Grigore, Poem by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

This urban astrohaiga with an image including the Super-Moon over Targoviste (former Capital of the Romanian Land) was taken by Valentin Grigore in 10 August 2014 and represents an invitation to visit a few new cosmopoetry projects on astrotourism, made by Dan Uza, Valentin Grigore, Florin Alexandru Stancu (web designer...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

by Dan Durda

Title: “Beach by Dan Durda” Caption: “Sunrise on a very distant beach.”

Otherworldly planetary landscapes and their alien biotas fill my space artwork thanks to a nearly life-long fascination with the idea that we might live in a galaxy packed to the rafters with habitable worlds. As I described in my...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

by Dan Durda

Title: “Mars Landing: Heading for the High Ground by Dan Durda”
Caption: “A little Photoshop makeover and Death Valley's Mars Hill becomes... Mars! I used a panorama of a couple images I took during our IAAA Death Valley workshop in 2005 to create this Martian landscape.”

As I recounted in...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 15 October 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

by Dan Durda

Title: “New Horizons by Dan Durda”

Caption: “Completed for the New Horizons mission to Pluto before the spacecraft was even built and launched. This was my guess at some of the interesting geological features and activity that we might see when we finally see Pluto up close for the first time. When asked at the...