“FINIS CORONAT OPUS”
ON INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY 2019


Text and photos Andrei Dorian Gheorghe
Design Florin Alexandru Stancu



This project begins with the star Procyon,
which I caught from my balcony in 2019-04-02
to have an astral memory from the Global Astronomy Month,
and continues with clouds trying to make
a crown around the Moon in 2019-04-20,
also during the time of the Global Astronomy Month,
an event founded in 2010 by Astronomers Without Borders
for any April
(a month chosen for this privilege after many international debates).







Then, in spite of more days with cloudy weather,
I returned to photography in 2019-05-07
(when I also found Bucharest under clouds),
going through time to the International Astronomy Day,
an event founded in 1973 by the Astronomical League (USA).











In 2019-05-08
I found in the Vitan quarter, close to the Barca Church,
two interesting works of graffiti,
made in 2018 and dedicated to the Great Romanian Union;
one with Vlad Tepes Dracula (who stopped
the Ottoman invasion of Wallachia or the Romanian Land in the 1450s)
and one with the Romanian national genius in music,
George Enescu (who composed the Romanian Rhapsody
and died in France, auto-exiled because of the communist regime).

I also could see the Sun surrounded by a blue atmospheric aura
over the Dambovita River.











































In 2019-05-09
I could see the Sun over
the dragon of the Children’s Park
and the Gheorghe Sincai College.

















Interesting clouds in 2019-05-10…



















And a rather cloudy day, too, in 2019-05-11,
during International Astronomy Day 2019,
so that I tried to end it in an astronomical place,
the observatory of the National Children’s Palace.

But this was not all…



























































Dear sky, I said,
Give me a nocturnal sign please,
It’s just the Astronomy Day.

And the sky replied:
Here is the Crowned Moon,
I hope it’s OK.







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© 2019 SARM
(Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy)