MERCURY TRANSIT 2006
-an astropoetry page of
Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM
with the support of Auckland StarDome Observatory, New Zealand-
On November 9th, 1769
Captain James Cook and Astronomer Charles Green-
exploring Aotearoa (“Land of the Long White Cloud”) or Nova Zeelandia-
stood on the shore of Cooks Beach to observe the Transit of
On November 9th, 2006-
during another Transit of Mercury-
Jennie McCormick (from StarDome)
and Danut Ionescu (a SARM counselor established in New Zealand
and also a member of Auckland Astronomical Society)
organized at Auckland StarDome Observatory
an astropoetry board
including texts by SARM masters and a contest for the visiting public.
A NEO-ZEALAND ACROSTIC
“…fingers and toes crossed for better weather…”
“We were lucky, we watched the Transit of Mercury among gusts of rain!”
across the Sun
a road of glory
-Zigmund Tauberg (SARM)-
WINNING ASTROPOEMS OF THE STARDOME CONTEST
FOR NEO-ZEALAND CHILDREN
… and a Romanian child’s reply…
I have loved sublime calls-
celestial wonders of
springs, summers, falls…
-Dominic Diamant (SARM)-
The Mercury Transit across the fire ocean of the
projected on Earth… uniting two different worlds;
two different cultures, only one love:
the clear sky.
Thanks, Sun and Mercury.
Thanks, Auckland StarDome Observatory and SARM.
The Mercury Transit passed. Our relationship remains.
-Valentin Grigore (President of SARM)-
Page coordonated by
Andrei Dorian Gheorghe and Danut Ionescu.
Design: Gabriel Ivanescu (SARM)
© SARM & Auckland StarDome Observatory