Tic-tac, tic-tac... our clock was ticking, cause pretty there, in that evening, my Wife Sonia and I were moving to a meeting. Our car rushed fastly, toward darkened streets and roads, thick black clouds hovering above us, trapping the vanishing light of our Sun. Taking one curve here, and then another there, I heard my Wife saying: "Wow! Look at that over there!" I turned my gaze toward the marvelous sighting: a Thin Crescent Moon and Venus, showing their faces beneath the thick clouds, both beautiful, both shining, both dazzling! I halted the march of the car, and parked on...

Arcturus, Betelgeuse, Mintaka, Sirius, Deneb, Procyon…. we have named the stars for eons, out there in the heavens, so distant and powerful, naming and mapping them until we think we know the stars. And the stars themselves, what do they know, what do they do? Jonathon, Susan, Richard, Michael, Sheila, Jennifer; the stars name us, have always named us. The stars are powers directly related to ourselves, intimately connected to our lives, and they have a conscious realm in which we have a place, we are of the family of stars, as the stars are of the family of humans....

On Friday April 30, Deirdre Kelleghan and the Hubble 20th Anniversary print visited Jane Ahern's 4 th class at St Brigids National School in Greystones Co, Wicklow, Ireland. Deirdre was invited by Ann Lee, the class Special Needs Assistant, to showcase the Hubble image. The huge 5- by 8-foot print shows a section of the Carina Nebula in fantastic detail. The Carina Nebula is one of the places in our galaxy where new stars are born, flexing the tremendous power of nature, creating new solar systems with awesome energy. The image was captured by the Hubble Telescope's new camera which...

One of the most famous astropoems in the U.K. is: TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR by Jane Taylor (1806) Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! When the blazing sun is gone, When there's nothing he shines upon, Then you show your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, through the night. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! In the dark blue sky so deep Through my curtains often peep For you never close your...

Poor little Pluto Icy, round, and cute The IAU demoted you! They've given you the boot! You haven't cleared your neighborhood. Your orbit's off the plane. You encroach on Neptune's orbit. You're a naughty little pain. But still I think you're wonderful Far out in lonely space Cavorting with your Charon You're a very special case! - by Joan Chamberlin Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login