APOD mirror sites to remain updated during US government shutdown

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APOD mirror sites to remain updated during US government shutdown

Post by RJN » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:07 pm

Dear Fans of the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) ,

If the US Government shutdown affects APOD's main NASA site at http://apod.nasa.gov/ , many of APOD's mirror sites will still be updated and operational during this shutdown. A list of these sites can be found here:

http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~apod/apod/li ... _apod.html.

For example, the daily APOD should remain viewable from the APOD's mirror at the University College London (UK) during the US government shutdown:

http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~apod/apod/astropix.html .

Another example is APOD's main Facebook site which is expected to remain up and updated during the shutdown:

https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyPictureOfTheDay/ .

We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.

- Robert Nemiroff & Jerry Bonnell for APOD

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Re: APOD mirror sites to remain updated during US government shutdown

Post by kokehtz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 am

Bad news...
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Re: APOD mirror sites to remain updated during US government shutdown

Post by Cousin Ricky » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm

Thanks for all you do in the face of our dysfunctional “democracy.”

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Re: APOD mirror sites to remain updated during US government shutdown

Post by CardboardEmpress » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:25 pm

Dedication to your work, even though you're currently acting as volunteers, is something the rest of the world can appreciate, even in the midst of your governmental meltdown.

We, and I speak for the billions who aren't living in the US, are fairly confident that one day you'll be back on track, and you'll have leaders who have an understanding of the importance of science and of the communication to the public of what you do.

Hang tight. We're rooting for you.