Author Archives: Alice
Some of the best APOD images of 2012 appear in the downloadable PDF APOD calendar for 2013; information and a link for the download are available here. We hope you enjoy it. Happy holidays!
I get questions occasionally on how images can be submitted for consideration as an Astronomy Picture of the Day. Here’s how: Post the image on Starship Asterisk, the discussion forum for APOD by following these instructions. Send links to the … Continue reading
Check it out, APOD fans: the very cool Robert Nemiroff, one of the two APOD editors, was interviewed by Chuck Tomasi for a Technorama podcast! You can listen to the podcast here. (The other editor is totally rockin’ Jerry Bonnell, … Continue reading
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A derecho hit the DC area (and lots of other areas) on Friday and there are widespread power outages here; Goddard Space Flight Center and APOD are dark as a result. The Taiwan mirror site has today’s APOD up and … Continue reading
2012, Week 27 Audio (MP3, 70Mb) Galaxies in Collision Presenter: Dr. Rob Knop Professor of Physics, Quest University, Canada Stars within a galaxy like our own almost never collide with each other. Galaxies themselves, however, run into each other all … Continue reading
2012, Week 26 The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Presenter: Dr. Fiona Harrison Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Caltech and Principal Investigator for the NuSTAR Explorer Mission The new X-ray telescope NuSTAR was launched last week. This mission deploys … Continue reading
The transit was such a photographic (and photographed) event, images are still coming into APOD. The variety is amazing, as you can see from the five images I’ve just posted here. I was clouded out (~~ sigh ~~), so am … Continue reading
2012, Week 25 Audio (MP3, 37Mb) Dark Matter Presenter: Dr. Paul Doherty Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and director of The Splo Museum (in SL) A brief overview of what we know about dark matter, some history … Continue reading
2012, Week 24 Audio (MP3, 64Mb) The World of Galaxies Presenter: Dr. George Djorgovski MICA Director, Professor of Astronomy and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech Galaxies are the basic building blocks of the universe on … Continue reading