Astronomy Picture of the Day
Frequently Asked Questions List
How to Bookmark or Hotlist APOD
Link to our main NASA site: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html.
This main site is the first to update and the most likely
to be up-to-date.
(Here is an
automatic backgrounder program for Windows
that accessess the main site.)
Alternatively, link to one of our mirror sites:
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Eugen Reichl &
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Institute of Education and Culture):
http://www.cienciaonline.org/nasa/apod/, maintained by
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http://www.astro.bas.bg/~astropic/, maintained by
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http://www.bjp.org.cn/apod/today.htm, maintained by
- Czech Republic (in Czech):
http://www.astro.cz/apod/, maintained by
- France (in French from Ciel des Hommes):
maintained by Laurent Laveder
- Iran (in Farsi):
maintained by Peyman Akbarnia
- Israel (in Hebrew from Jordan Valley College,
Blossoms of Science):
http://www2.kinneret.ac.il/bloss/apod/, maintained by
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http://www.brera.mi.astro.it/apod/, maintained by
- Japan (in Japanese and English):
http://home.u05.itscom.net/apodjpn/apodj/apodj0.htm, maintained by
- Netherlands (in Dutch):
http://www.apod.nl/, maintained by
Rolf A. Jansen
- Norway (in Norwegian): http://www.vitnytt.no/apod/, maintained by
- Poland (translated to Polish within a few days
by the Polish Astronomical Society):
http://orion.pta.edu.pl/apodmain/apod/ maintained by
- Russia (in English from Moscow University):
http://www.sai.msu.su/apod/ maintained by
- Spain (in Catalan):
Joan Gironès Pau
- Spain (in Spanish):
- Taiwan (in Chinese):
and (in English):
maintained by Han-Tzong Su
- Turkey (in Turkish):
- United Kingdom (University College London):
maintained by Ian Howarth
- United States (Spanish translation):
maintained by Rogelio
These addresses will bring you the most recent available
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).
In Netscape, click on "Bookmarks", then "Add Bookmark."
If the date displayed is anything other than today's date, hit
"Reload", SHIFT "Reload", or "Refresh" on your browser.
To see past APODs, click on "Archive"
near the bottom of each page.
To navigate to the previous day's picture,
click on the less than [ < ] symbol near the bottom left of each page.
If it is available, you can also navigate to the next day's picture
by clicking on the greater than [ > ] symbol near the bottom
right of each page.
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.
Jerry is a married, mild and lazy guy, while Robert is much the same but
Each might appear relatively normal to an unsuspecting guest.
Together, they have found new and unusual
ways of annoying people such as
staging astronomical debates.
Most people are surprised to learn that
they have developed the perfect
random number generator.
APOD is proud to acknowledge that it received several
accolades during its short existence, including a Scientific American
2001 Sci/Tech Web award.
The above APOD Banner Graphic is courtesy of
Nick Zivanovic of the
Calumet Astronomical Society.
Nick grants permission for use of this banner on other websites.
About image permissions:
All the images on the APOD page are credited to the owner or
institution where they originated.
Some of the images are copyrighted and to use these
pictures publicly or commercially one must write to the owners for
permission. For the copyrighted images, the copyright owner is identified
in the APOD credit line (please see the caption under the image),
along with a hyperlink to the owner's location.
NASA images are in the public domain,
official guidelines for their use can be found here.
For images credited to other owners/institutions,
please contact them directly for copyright and permissions questions.
Neither NASA nor APOD can grant permission to use copyrighted images. For
use of these images, please write to the copyright owners.
Do you enjoy APOD? Do you have a picture that would make a good APOD?
If so, we would enjoy hearing from you. Images are most often
submitted by email or by posting to a web site. Please write
to Robert Nemiroff at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Jerry Bonnell at
regarding image submissions.
Note for image submissions:
The APOD pages are collected annually on a CD-ROM, which
is distributed free of charge to educators and the general public.
If you would like your image to be considered for an APOD but
do not want your image included in this CD-ROM collection,
please let us know.
Thank you for sharing the APOD experience! We genuinely hope you have had
an entertaining and educational few moments with us.
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day
Robert Nemiroff's participation in APOD is supported, in part, by
a grant from the National Science
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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