Astronomy addiction, a stellar condition. Exploration to the stars! Stargazers crave more, childhood dreams soar. Will we one day live on Mars? Torrid, blazing solar light beaming through the starry night sharing heat with tender Earth. Celestial shine, a glass of cosmic wine. Astronomy imparts such wondrous mirth. Andee Sherwood, 3/22/2014 Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

The sun’s fading rays shine down upon a golden bird, as it spreads its fiery wings to lift off into the sunset, that paints the blank canvas that is the sky, with a rainbow of color. As the bird skims over the river in the sky, Eridanus, the bird’s wings barely brush the surface of the silvery stream, as it leaves behind a trail of sparkles. The black of the night is lit by the bird’s fiery glow, and the only thing heard is the swish of the bird’s wings, as it slowly reaches its destination. The bird descends gently...

The work above is an astro-photo-tipuritura (APT), a tipuritura being the shortest Romanian poetic form (2 rhymed lines of 7 or 8 syllables with a spiritual and subtle content). The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM), through their leaders Valentin Grigore (photographer), Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (cultural counselor) and Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (designer) imagined a project of astro-photo-tipuritura during Global Astronomy Month 2014, for which the work above, made in the spring equinox day (20 March 2014), represents the prologue. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment...

Valentin Grigore (President of SARM), Gelu Claudiu Radu, Virgil V. Scurtu, Adrian Bruno Sonka, Octavian Bozeanu, Felician Ursache, Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (secretary, special effects), Florin Alexandru Stancu (web master and designer) and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (coordinator) invite you to visit a new series of SARM’s Astrotourism project: SUN AND “WOLVES” http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/sunandwolves/ THESSALONIKI AROUND GALERIUS AND DEMETRIOS http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/salonicagaleriusdemetrios/ SARM’S ASTRONOMIC JUBILEE IN TERRA BLACHORUM http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/sarmjubilee/ EL TEIDE MAGNETISM 2 http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/teidemag2/ ON THE MOLDAVIAN ASTRAL COAT OF ARMS http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/coatoldovan/ THROUGH LITTLE INDIA IN “GIBRALTAR OF ORIENT” http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/lindiasingap/ Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged...

Image courtesy of Robert Webb's Stella software “It was nice meeting you in cyberspace,” she wrote me in an email. Ever since I read her note I’ve wondered where it was we met, and what it’s like there, anyway. Is cyberspace a brand-new dimension That tunnels its way somewhere between Einstein’s spacetime and Van Gogh’s starry night? Do disembodied bytes of smart word-stuff float in their own universe—a place that’s googolplexes more spacious than any skies our telescopes can touch? Dreaming things like this is the fun task of spaced-out people like myself who tiptoe blindfold in that empty space...