APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

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JupiterFL

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by JupiterFL » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:37 pm

bart wrote:Have you done succession planning ?
Thank you to both of you, any "behind-the-scenes" associates we may not get to hear about, and to everyone who supports this venture for the pleasure you bring to us each day. I hope that there has been some succession planning, both to ensure that the site is maintained and that new features continue.

Congratulations, and keep up the great work! 8-)

Tom Robinson

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by Tom Robinson » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:42 pm

Dear APOD,
You guys are the best! I start every day with a look at your website. It is such a feast for the eyes and soul. It puts things into perspective for me. I often share the best photos with my friends.
Thanks for all you do. Keep up the good work and a big Happy Birthday to you!
Tom R
Austin Tx

JNHill

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by JNHill » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:43 pm

Happy Birthday. I start my day with APOD most mornings. Keeps my little world in perspective, and sometimes I even allow my self to learn something. Thanks for all you efforts. JNH

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by León » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:49 pm

Congratulaciones, éxitos en los próximos quince años

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by Brillig » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:56 pm

Thanks for all the effort and creativity to sustain such a fascinating site. You've brightened my mornings for years.

hyperemia

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by hyperemia » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:59 pm

I've been with you at least 14 of those years. One late night I went through every photo in the archives!!!
Mind blowing! Thanks for being a constant source of beauty and amazement.....

mamadeo

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by mamadeo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:07 pm

APOD is awesome!! Thanks always!!

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by LoKackl » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:11 pm

Happy Birthday- APOD - at 15, I'd expect some adolescent surprises! :D In fact, the digitized Vermeer today was indeed unexpected in the extreme. Very creative. I see from other comments that I'm not the only one by far who has APOD as homepage. Thanks for such a great way to start my online session each day!!

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by tkratowicz » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:16 pm

APOD has been my home page since about June 1996. The first thing I do on every new computer is set my homepage to APOD - Like you said, there is nothing like a little consistency in life.

Over the years when I have been working with others in my office I open my browser and the first thing everyone sees is APOD. Many times that day's image has sparked some kind of conversation - could be anything from "What the heck is that" all the way to "That picture is beautiful"

I hope to see APOD for many, many more years. You are an invaluable asset to the web community. Thank You.

JohnC1958

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by JohnC1958 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:16 pm

Happy Birthday APOD...of course only a mere 4.599015 parsecs from where you started

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by daveosenga@msn.com » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:17 pm

Congratulations and thanks to you how make this available to us every day. This is my home page and one that I look forward to viewing and studying every day. Please, keep up the good work!

rosie

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by rosie » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:19 pm

Happy Birthday APOD! Each and every day I am treated to the most wonderful and awe-inpsiring photos plus an informative description. Thank you.

STGCSEDG

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by STGCSEDG » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:22 pm

Thankyou! For almost 14 years now I have enjoyed APOD. And they say there are no constants in the universe.......

Guest

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by Guest » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:30 pm

happy birthday gentlemen, and thank you for bringing amazing images - and plenty of learning - to my desktop for many years. Those of us who spend our days in front of a screen have been uplifted by your work to bring to us images of beauty and power (and science!) from beyond our ken.

Thanks!

Ahnk Kahh

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by Ahnk Kahh » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:32 pm

I've been following every day for around 12 years. #1 site on the web for me.

Helps me to not forget where we really live.

Guest

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by Guest » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:38 pm

This is awesome! I love it! I counted all the little squares of the width and height. 10,560 images! Can you believe that??! That's insane! I wonder how they compose it all? Nice job APOD!

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by annie1931 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:43 pm

Thank you so very much for your daily offerings - all of them eye-openers. Today's portrait is exceptionally super!! Happy Birthday, and many more to come.

Sunrisealb

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by Sunrisealb » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:45 pm

I have looked at the APOD every morning since... sometime in the last century. I changed it to my landing page when I suffered depression. (Much less depressing than the news)

I include the link in my email signature.

It is a simple, beautiful, easy education.

Thank you and all who submit.

Kimberley

guthrix

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by guthrix » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:46 pm

Congratulations APOD! Your efforts bring me joy everyday, and I greatly appreciate your work to continue bringing the joy of astrophysics to the masses.

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by rstevenson » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:46 pm

agulesin wrote:Can we have a version with a link to the relevant APOD on each mini-image please? (A job which would keep someone in work for the next 15 years!) 8-)
Ouch! :shock: I feel a headache coming on.

Unfortunately, the mosaic software doesn't tell me which of the APODs it actually used out of the 5,504 I gave it to choose from.

And a Happy Birthday from me too. It has been a great privilege to supply the image used today.

Rob
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yukonprince

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by yukonprince » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:48 pm

You guys are the greatest!!!!!!!!

bob(mc)

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by bob(mc) » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:53 pm

Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

bob(mc)

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by Brian Carson » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:59 pm

Happy birthday. I concur with other readers enthusiastic endorsement of APOD and appreciate the (occasionally) whimsical editorial input.

hellocloud

Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by hellocloud » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:59 pm

Thank you for the beauty and the connection to our amazing universe. What a precious gift it is each and every day!

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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by DeepField » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:01 pm

Your page is permanently locked in my browser, and I enjoy it every day.

It seems to me, as has been noted, that today's image was made (or was commissioned) for the second aniversary, but it still is a great image you have posted.

Congratulations, and many more years of wonders, please.