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Astronomers Without Borders will be announcing a program to collect eclipse glasses for distribution to other countries for future eclipses. Hold on to your glasses! Ask the company or organization you got them from if they will be taking part. We will announce details soon after the eclipse. We have corporate partners who will be receiving and processing them for us. Please DO NOT send them to AWB! Sign up for our newsletter for more details or follow us on Facebook.


Crescent moon over ocean by Virginia Hoge

The Astropoetry Blog is about to begin its fourth year of publication.  It’s a good time to pause and reflect on how this blog can be improved to better fulfill its goals—helping to unite science and the poetic spirit, and leading us to discover new meanings in the human experience of the night.

Our intention is to provide a place where the poetry of the night sky can flourish.  Readers are encouraged to send us poems they’ve written that relate to astronomy, as well as astropoems by other poets—classical or contemporary—they have liked.  And your prose commentary about the poem is always welcome, especially when it adds background about when and how the poem came to be written.

New goals for this year:
•    More frequent blog entries.
•    More poems from cultures that have not yet represented here.  If possible, these should be in their original language, with an approximate English translation.
•    More picture/poem combinations.  Readers enjoy a visual experience.
•    A more interactive blog, with more reader input and comment.

Poet Robert Frost once wrote, “I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew.  Writing a poem is discovering.”

So let’s have a year of discovery!

--Bob Eklund, Astropoetry Blog Editor

Email your poem or any content for the blog to: [email protected]