-photographic poems by Valentin Grigore
design by Florin Alexandru Stancu-

This is a winter landscape under the Full Moon,
in 2017 February 10 on the Voievodes Hill, the Dealu Monastery zone,
where in 1993 I organized the first national astronomy camp in Romania,
the Perseids.
Then the history of popular astronomy in our country
was written here for 7 other editions
(special in Europe for duration and complexity -
including astronomy schools, observations of the sky, astro-contests for youth
and, in the town of Targoviste,
national astronomy colloquiums,
international showrooms of astronomical photos, publications and arts,
and festivals of cosmopoetry),
culminating with EuRoEclipse ’99,
the greatest international meeting and the most complex event
devoted to the total solar eclipse of 1999,
with participants from four continents.

After 2000 we moved the camp along the country
(the Bucharest Municipal Observatory,
the Babele Complex in the Bucegi Mountains,
Corbasca and Darmanesti in Bacau County,
Crasna - Sita Buzaului and Sancrai in Covasna County,
the Vanatorul Complex in the Bucegi Mountains,
the Salvamot - Cota 200 Chalet in the Fagaras Mountains,
Canton Silvic Valea Frumoasei and Paraul lui Blaga in the Cindrel Mountains,
Runcu Stone in the Bucegi Mountains).

And thus, step by step, we touched the 25th (jubilee) edition
at Runcu Stone in 2017,
which was dedicaed to the young sly lovers…

-Valentin Grigore-

The sense of SARM’s Perseid Event is quite simple:
To bring the light of the Sun,
Moon, meteors, stars, deep sky objects and phenomena
Closer to everyone.

-Valentin Grigore and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe-

…And all in the sky becomes quite fine
When meteor showers give a sign.

-Andrei Dorian Gheorghe-


© 2017 SARM
(Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy)