This is the story of GAM 2014 Closing Ceremony in Romania (organized on 1 May in the Chindia Park, the city of Targoviste, by Valentin Grigore and the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy - SARM), concentrated in five astro-photo-tipurituras (photos Valentin Grigore, astropoems Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, design Alexandru Sebastian Grigore). People observed by telescope the Sun during the day time and various heavenly bodies (Procyon, Jupiter etc.) during the evening time. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

Embryonic stars are being born amid majestic Mountains of Creation in the constellation Cassiopeia. Stretches the imagination seven thousand light years distant from our global planet…! The razzle-dazzle columns bear resemblance to those Pillars of Creation telescopic Hubble spotted, possibly ghost imaged, in the Eagle Nebula. Caption: Pillars of Creation” spotted by Hubble and mentioned in text – Courtesy, NASA/JPL-Caltech. Still these are even more colossal! Ten times greater size-wise! They’re stellar clouds of gas and dust the universe has sculpted from hot massive stars, by radiation, plus charged particle winds, quick-moving, into giant icons. Do they point us proudly...

A cellphone camera Peering through an old eyepiece— Science for us all. At a community star party on Global Star Party night (April 5), a friend put her cell phone to the eyepiece of my very old and shaky telescope, pointing to the Moon. This slightly bleary but quite satisfying image was the result. What this showed me was that we can all be astronomers, with whatever old equipment or makeshift means. A good starry time was had by all! B.E. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave...

In 26/27 April, at Liman’s Valley (Timis County), Valentin Grigore was awake for an observational and photographic night, poetically described by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe for new Romanian astro-photo-tipurituras, which were artistically arranged by Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (designer). In these four images you can recognize Arcturus (the brightest star in the constellation Bootes - the Ploughman), Ursa Major (folkloricly the Great Chariot), Antares (the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius) and Saturn, and the Milky Way (about it Galileo Galilei, using his lunette, demonstrated for the first time in the 17 th century that it is composed of small stars) among...

To honor some of the major astronomical programs in the third (and last) decade of Global Astronomy Month 2014, Valentin Grigore chose one of his significant photos (made in that period near the Priseaca Lake in Dambovita County), while Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (poet) and Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (designer) did not hesitate to contribute to another astro-photo-tipuritura (APT). Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login