“SPRING STARS” - ROMANIA’S GAM 2021 CAMP
By Valentin Grigore and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe
In a time full of restrictions because of the pandemic, the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) assumed to organize an astronomy camp (respecting all safety rules) in April 11-15, “Spring Stars”, at the Runcu Stone Pension (a submontane area in Dambovita County), to honor Global Astronomy Month 2021.
The program included theoretical astronomy courses and practical astronomy workshops, ecological excursions and nocturnal observations of the dark sky (culminating with Comet C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) and Nova Cassiopeia 2021 - V1405 Cas), the young participants being coordinated by chief-organizer Valentin Grigore (president of SARM) with the support of Cosmin Sorin Miclos (president of the Astronomer Disciple Association).
Thus, the love for astronomy was stronger than the fear of the pandemic, under the blessing of the zodiacal light. #poetry