Astronomy Picture of the Day
Frequently Asked Questions List
How to Bookmark APOD
Link to our main NASA site: http://apod.nasa.gov/
which will direct you to
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 XP
that accesses the main site.)
Alternatively, link to one of our mirror sites:
- Algeria (in Arabic from the
Sirius Astronomy Association):
- Austria (in German):
- Brazil (in Portugeuse):
http://www.apod.astronomos.com.br/apod.php, maintained by
- China (in Chinese from Beijing Planetarium):
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
- Indonesia (in Bahasa Indonesia):
maintained by Bhakti Utama
- Iran (in Farsi from Aseman-e-shab):
http://www.nightsky.ws, translated by
Niloufar Naji, maintained by
Hamid Reza Karimpour
- Iran (in Farsi from Canot):
translated by Ahoo Ariani, Sanaz Mostafazadeh and
Mehdi Najafi Ziyazi, maintained by
- Israel (in Hebrew, translated by Reshit Mada):
- Italy (in English from Observatorio Astronomico di Brera):
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
- Poland (translated to Polish within a few days
by the Polish Astronomical Society):
http://apod.pl/apod/ maintained by
- Romania (in Romanian):
http://apod.binet.ro/ maintained by
- Russia (in English from Moscow University):
http://www.sai.msu.su/apod/ maintained by
- Russia (in Russian from Astronet.ru):
http://www.astronet.ru/db/apod.html maintained by
- Slovenia (in Slovenian):
http://apod.fmf.uni-lj.si/, maintained by
- Spain (in Catalan):
- Spain (in Galego):
X. Dosi Veiga
- 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 (Mongolian translation from UC Santa Cruz):
http://odonoron.wordpress.com/, maintianed by
- 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.
New Media APOD-Related Content
We are aware of several "new media" venues that carry APOD-related content.
Most of these are done on a volunteer basis and are not
supported directly by APOD or NASA. In sum, APOD considers these to be
mirror sites that make classic APOD content readable not in a
different language -- but with different technology.
Some of these venues might partially support themselves by carrying
advertising next to uncopyrighted images. This seems OK to us and we
have therfore given them permission to use APOD text as it seems to give a
broader reach to APOD's educational mission. Please note that neither APOD
nor NASA receives any part of any advertising revenue.
Starship Asterisk maintained by
https://plus.google.com/+AstronomyPictureOfTheDay/ maintained by
iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Applications:
http://www.concentricsky.com/products/iphone/apod/ maintained by
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod.rss maintained by
http://twitter.com/apod maintained by
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/95dad86f-c26a-4f8c-b052-057f43cb446c maintained by Matteo Marciano at
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.
They are two married, mild and lazy guys
who 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 see
this page or
write to Robert Nemiroff at
nemiroff at mtu dot edu or Jerry Bonnell at
regarding image submissions.
Please note that by submitting your image to APOD, you are consenting for
your image to be used on APOD in all of its forms unless you explicitly
These include mirror sites,
foreign language mirror sites, and direct APOD derivative products
including thumbnail feeds on Facebook and Google+ under names
having to do with "Sky" and "APOD".
We do recommend
that you include a small copyright notice in a corner of your
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.
Specific rights apply.
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