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Luna and Venus Meet and pass in fellowship Across the spaces; An Earth-full of light Pours down on the Moon’s dark side— Love reflecting love. Photo by Paul Morgan (USA) and poem by Bob Eklund (USA). Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

As the evening shadows fell, The clouds grew thick, and chances looked dim For seeing the Moon and Venus combine, Then as the darkness fell, A sign the Moon was peeping out But still no Venus was in sight. It seemed that this would be another losing night. Then I remembered Bob’s advice That even a dim picture would be alright. I was aware that Venus would shine Through clouds as thick as a foaming brine, So I set up my Galileoscope and started to look And Venus appeared out of the muck Alongside the Moon, and with a bright...

In the night of 15-16 July 2012, we observed a splendid occultation (Moon-Jupiter) and commemorated 7 years since Harald Alexandrescu left this world. Dr. Harald Alexandrescu (1945-2005) was the coordinator of the Admiral Vasile Urseanu Municipal Observatory in Bucharest, a great popularizer of astronomy, a kind of idol of our generation of sky lovers, and a protector of astropoetry (he invited SARM to organize more cosmopoetry galas in the observatory). A few months later, in January 2013 an asteroid discovered by the Romanian-international team of the EURONEAR project (led by one of his former disciples, Dr. Ovidiu Vaduvescu, today a...

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