Cosmic Multicultural Bucharest in the Pandemic (333):
Astromix and SARM Commemorative Expedition 2022 (13)
By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (astro-photo-poetical chronicle) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)
Dan-George Uza, Marian Niculescu and I, all amateur astronomers, also meditated at the tomb of Admiral Vasile Urseanu (1848-1946), the first great commander in Romanian navigation - the one who was a hero in the Romanian War of Independence, led the first Romanian training ship (the Mircea brig) and an expedition through the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Sailing for a long time at sea, he fell in love with the starry sky, and after retirement he became the president of the first Romanian astronomical society (1908) and created the first private astronomical observatory in Bucharest, which today represents the even symbolic building of amateur astronomy in Romania and has become the Municipal Public Observatory.
And yet, history does not record the fact that Admiral Vasile Urseanu
also sailed through the sky,
beyond the Sun…
to the blue star Castor
to check if it is a small heavenly sea!