APOD, the Astronomy Picture of the Day

Hello again!  I have been away for a while due to installing tile in our aviary. I sure wish that the process was as easy as it is in Minecraft!

I want to get back to posting on a daily basis, but for a while these posts will have to be brief.

Here is today’s brief post.

Have you heard of APOD? …the Astronomy Picture of the Day. A friend of mine named Denny posted the APOD picture on a music forum I belonged to, and it is the main reason I became interested in astronomy! Denny has since passed away, but his tradition is carried on here


The nice thing about this “memorial thread” is that you can see the daily APODs one right after the other.

Some information about the official APOD site:

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is originated, written, coordinated, and edited since 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell. The APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet….In real life, Bob and Jerry are two professional astronomers who spend most of their time researching the universe. Bob is a professor at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, USA, while Jerry is a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland USA….APOD is proud to acknowledge that it received several accolades during its short existence, including a Scientific American 2001 Sci/Tech Web award.

Take a brief fly-by on the Denny Memorial APOD thread, or visit the actual APOD site where there is a paragraph of information with each photo.


m74_hubble_960 APODhttp://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130811.html