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Starry Nursery Rhyme

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Starry Nursery Rhyme O cosmic cloud aglow on high within the realm of Gemini, your splendor leaves my mind agape as does the wild fantastic shape depicted on your stretch of sky. A nursery of starry tots with sprinkled pointillistic dots asparkle in a hinterland of stellar panorama grand in one of Hubble’s stunning shots, you beam with shadowed brilliance bright much like a beacon in the night. From star enormous at your heart with painter’s craft of astral art you’ve brushed impressionistic light upon unbounded canvas dark where sprawls of squalls make inky mark in tempest insubstantial wrought to tease ...
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Happy Global Astronomy Month!

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Hi Everybody! It's so amazing to see everybody celebrating astronomy this month and sharing what you are doing with the AWB community! Our Beauty without Borders program organized by @Kazuya Ayani (NC, Japan) has just gotten started and already has gained a lot of attention! Forbes magazine wrote a great article about GAM featuring the program and Global Star Party and some quotes from @Gianluca Masi (NC, Italy). Check it out here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2021/04/14/global-star-party-when-where-and-why-you-need-to-be-part-of-this-weekends-virtual-event-as-online-astronomy-booms/?sh=44e4dcad6ed2 Moon and Mars 17 April by ...
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Happy Global Astronomy Month! Here is the summary for the GAM participation in the Philippines for the first two weeks. The community participation from the Philippines are shared via Facebook in the group Global Astronomy Month - Philippines. For the first week the month-long activities for GAM were launched. The Bedan Society of Young Astronomers (BSYA), a high-school astronomy club of the San Beda University, organized three activities for the duration of the month. The first is an astrophotography contest with the group Lux et Umbra Societas. The second is Ballad of the Cosmos which is a song writing competition in partnership with the Bedan Musicians ...
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Celestial Creations

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Celestial Creations As stipple of stars ornaments the night sphere we flee above troublesome worries’ frontier, up, up and away in fantastical flights to peer at creations in grand cosmic heights, perhaps take a voyage to chimeral place where Gulliver might have adventured in space or new planet playgrounds with big enough moons for rapturous realms with sapphiric lagoons. Remarkable missions have given us scenes of worlds beyond worlds via scopic machines, such distant domains as to stymie our sense of whither or whence in the boundless immense. Some gaze at the images Hubble bestows and wonder at wonderments ...
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Unfortunately this year it was not possible to have our Annual Star Party '' the star shine for everyone Reunion '' is not yet the time to gather the Gunstars Troops for a super Reunion, the first edition would be in 2020 it would be the first year of action with the Bresser of SSVI and it would be a milestone to receive the founder and creator of Astronomers without Borders Lord Mike Simmons, in 2021 due to municipal decrees in force of the pandemic will also not be accomplished. The Beauty Without Borders Expedition to Parauna due to the force of muncipal decrees was also canceled. We continue because GAM 2021 is only halfway through.
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Mediated by Paulo Cesar, founder of the curious world channel, partners of the Gunstar Team, Asteroid Day opened the doors of his channel to an audience of over 60 thousand people to talk about the Global Astronomy Month, about life outside the Earth, about pseudosciences and the current moment of the pandemic, unfortunately speaking of health issues, the online content was deleted by the platform, but we counted around 22 thousand views 12 hours after the live. We took some pictures from the live to register another event of the Global Astronomy Month in Goias 2021.
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Cosmic Cotton Candy

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Cosmic Cotton Candy What’s called cotton candy reminds us of fairs where vendors were hawking their edible wares or maybe a circus from blithe childhood days eternal back then to be lost in a haze, though fraught with their measure of tender age cares. The nebula named ‘Cotton Candy’, to wit, a protoplanetary nebula, it has bipolar structure with dark lane between, in place of the star at the center unseen, which could correspond to a corset a bit. Astronomers say that the object is small, so tiny it’s tricky to spot it at all, albeit the nebula’s quite clearly hewn from star that has wrapped itself in a cocoon with ...
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Empyrean Magnetar

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Empyrean Magnetar Oh magnetar empyreal of Norma constellation small, with spin that’s slow, mysterial in supernova remnant sprawl where at its center you are found ten thousand light-years from the Earth, for decades you have been renowned not only for your tiny girth because of being so compact but also magnetism strong. You’re highly magnetized in fact with period of spinning long which makes a pulsar with your pace one of the most extreme amid procellous seas of outer space observed in charted astro-grid. They say about you, magnetar, by X-ray telescopes discerned, that you’re a type of neutron ...
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Test-Report

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Just to test how it works :-)
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Taking advantage of the week of dark skies, the Gunstar Team with a small team of adventurous Astro and Photography recorded the advance of light pollution on the observation sites in Aragoiania city 30km from Goiania, in just 1 year the light pollution has advanced 20 km within these sites. Towards the South in search of the charming southern cruise and its jewels, Eta Carinae, southern Pleiades, Caixinha de Joias, and several clusters and nebulae. United by Adventure, the Gunstar team recorded for 2 days in addition to bringing spectacular images to enthusiastic fans and fans and followers of Astro Aventura and Aventura Cultural across the country and beyond. ...
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Empyrean Time

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Empyrean Time Wrote Faulkner, ‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’ Those words he said reverberate through all space and time from dawn of our days to midnight’s chime. ‘We labor in webs spun long before our human birth on this earthly shore, heredity’s web that’s with us yet, then too an environmental net, ‘those woven of consequence, desire, the webs of our history entire, and further,’ so Faulkner’s passage ends, ‘to web of eternity extends.’ Within the enduring first two lines I’ve cited, he in effect defines the view of the cosmos we discern as present, although we’ve come to learn that what ...
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First time announced @ FB Live on April 8 2021 The largest nature park in the province of Upper Austria, Naturpark Attersee-Traunsee, was named an International Dark Sky Park by International Dark-Sky Association (IDA-April 8 2021). It is the first designation of any kind in the International Dark Sky Places Program for Austria. HERE you can read the original IDA-report. In this wonderful dark area our Austrian AWB-affiliate "Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut" is running his public Observatory Gahberg . It's a perfect place for astronomical observations and astropotography. The association is international well known ...
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Interview with Marcos Roberto Palhares. We were delighted with Marcos' statements about how it was the moment that he really felt connected to astronomy by the invisible bonds, however strong from astronomy and Astro Aventura, inspired by the first Brazilian Astronaut and today Minister Marcos Pontes 15 years ago said that when seeing soyus go up with the centenary mission that somehow warmed his heart to the point of '' super nova '' transforming his perception and desires in such a way that he went to train like the astronauts and felt the responsibility of such training on his skin, we speak about virgin galactics, about tourism and the space travel population, ...
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I am happy to announce that parts of AWB's old website content are online again. An important step - especially in our 12th GAM anniversary - 12 month GAM - a full year celebrating astronomy around the globe! So you are able to read reports from the last 12 years on our archive-website . For example some old special-pages concerning GAM: The first GAM - 2010 Introduction by Mike Simmons (founder and long time president of AWB) http://archive.astronomerswithoutborders.org/member-reports/1681-welcome-to-gam-2010.html Living the idea - ONE PEOPLE, ONE SKY http://archive.astronomerswithoutborders.org/gam2015-news/gam-2015-blog/2649-living-the-idea-one-people-one-sky-by-joe-stuebler.html ...
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Starburst Sonnet

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Starburst Sonnet A galaxy, the type that’s spiral barred, is based in Horologium the Clock, whose circle center is profusely starred with infant clusters in celestial flock. Its ‘circumnuclear’ galactic core so vast in span it’s said to be unique is known as starburst ring, with open door to poetry’s ineffable mystique. The myriad creations brought to mind with solar systems newly born at times begetting worlds for beings redesigned are limned in musings, rimmed in lyric rhymes where mortals make a heaven or a hell, too many for a sonnet’s lines to tell. ~ Harley White * * * * * * * * * ...
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Celestial Cinnamon Bun

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Celestial Cinnamon Bun A cinnamon bun was spied in the sky or so the comparison might apply to galaxy in Andromeda found which caught Hubble’s roving telescope eye and may bring to mind the bun sweetly wound of sugar and spice in buttery mound for holiday breakfast or brunch prepared with dough that is rolled into spiral round. Could there be aromas astrally aired from cosmic kitchen by fancy ensnared that pungently waft through the atmosphere as some delectable writings declared? Albeit the metaphor might appear to certain stargazers slightly unclear, for others this spiral galaxy faint more rounded than how most ‘spirals’ cohere imagination with lack ...
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Gunstar's astrophotography draws the attention of the media in Goiania, a hot style using various Sony Cameras techniques was widely praised by one of the most famous news presenters from the State of Goias Oloares Ferreira on his Instagram who took the opportunity to talk about the Gunstar team institute and its dynamic trajectory before of the pandemic with the mark of 25 thousand people assisted in its actions during the 50 years of the apollo missions and 10th Edition of the global month of Astronomy. "These photos seem to want to tell us something." '' Color show in the sky of Morro do Além. '' '' Incredible photos and color editing ''. Originals Post ...
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Back and Foreground

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Back and Foreground One day in a dialogue I came to see how people can contrast perceptually for either the sound or their vision may be the faculty forefront as sensory key. A foreground and background are always at play in music of Mozart or art by Monet plus flickering thoughts in our mindful ballet which dance through mentation in fleeting array. The locus on which we may focus could seem a random selection from consciousness stream or something mysterious likened to dream fortuitous as its ephemeral theme. Within Hubble image one clearly can spy a grand spiral galaxy, while further nigh there shines a bright ...
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Leap Beyond

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Leap Beyond A leap beyond to new plateau beyond beyonds we’ve come to know gives rise to cosmic skies o’erspread with dreams where dreamers scarcely tread in firmament of indigo. The mortals wed to status quo of pomp and circumstantial show afeared of drop below may dread a leap beyond. Yet some unmindful souls will throw their fate into uncharted flow by stepping out of common thread to find their feet where others fled ere death unbidden would bestow a leap beyond. ~ Harley White * * * * * * * * * The poem is a rondeau… Image ~ Cat Star Sky Moon ~ Public Domain Pictures Net… ...
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For GAM 2021, in Name of Astropoetry / Cosmopoetry By Valentin Grigore and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) wishes great achievements to all those involved in Global Astronomy Month 2021 through two works on the beauty of heaven and earth. #poetry
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