towards Andromeda
in the Magellanic Clouds
we'll make a halt

Magellanic Clouds—they accompany
The Milky Way's road, myth and epopee.
Magellanic Clouds—stellar groups. You see,
They are children of our galaxy.

Copyright © 2008, Zigmund Tauberg

English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Magellanic Clouds

Image Credit: Copyright © Ovidiu Vaduvescu

Zigmund Tauberg teaches mathematics in Romania. A popularizer of astronomy, he was named laureate for “pedagogical Astropoetry” at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM.

Translator's Note: This astrophotograph was made by Ovidiu Vaduvescu at ESO La Silla Observatory in the Ands Mountains, Chile, and was processed by the Finish astronomer Rami Rekola. Ovidiu Vaduvescu is a Romanian and Canadian double doctor in astronomy and counselor of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy - SARM. He worked at the Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy, and in 1997 he emigrated to Canada. He has cooperated with various international astronomical institutes and famous astronomical observatories in Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Hawaii, France, Chile, Spain, South Africa, etc.