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

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

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:05 am

Image APOD is 15 Years Old Today

Explanation: Welcome to the quindecennial year of the Astronomy Picture of the Day! Perhaps a source of web consistency for some, APOD is still here. As during each of the 15 years of selecting images, writing text, and editing the APOD web pages, the occasionally industrious Robert Nemiroff (left) and frequently persistent Jerry Bonnell (right) are pictured above plotting to highlight yet another unsuspecting image of our cosmos. Although the above image may appear similar to the whimsical Vermeer composite that ran on APOD's fifth anniversary, a perceptive eye might catch that this year it has been digitally re-pixelated using many of the over 5,000 APOD images that have appeared over APOD's tenure. (Can you find any notable APOD images?) Once again, we at APOD would like to offer a sincere thank you to our readership for continued interest, support, and many gracious communications.

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*********** Appended Note of Thanks **************************

This is a note added by hand after most of the comments were posted in this topic. We have read through the posts below and again want to express our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes, both now and through the years. - Robert & Jerry

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

Post by janet » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:18 am

i see many little squares that say APOD 2 years ! what a wonderful collage!

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

Post by bystander » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:22 am

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Great job, Rob! Congratulations on your APOD! :D

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

Post by parclair » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:22 am

Congratulations on a job well done. I look forward to inspecting the picture carefully!

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

Post by atthespeedoflight » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:40 am

Thank you APOD for bringing me these visions of creation every morning. I always knew they were out there and just waiting for us to join the party. I spread the word and have convinced people to log on daily. Long may you continue to bring these 'gaspers' into view!

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

Post by wdzieran » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:52 am

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!

Greetings from Germany!

:P

Wolfgang

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

Post by reedfisher » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:00 am

APOD is the one site I visit every since early 1996. Thanks so very much!

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

Post by pmeconi » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:07 am

Congratulations for the first 15 years!
I have a confession to make: I wrote a small script on my macbook that captures the apod and puts it as my desktop picture. That's how much I like them.
Thanks for bringing all those gorgeous pictures to us every day!

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

Post by ta152h0 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:25 am

quote---the occasionally industrious Robert Nemiroff (left) and frequently persistent Jerry Bonnell (right) are pictured above

must be true then the ancients are among us. And i thought they had no photo albums with them. ( my science fiction side of my mind actually thinks if there are UFO's around, they would bring their photo albums and show us ancient photos ) But until i actually see one it will remain science fiction. My favorite APODs were recorded during the EROS landing
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Re: APOD: APOD is 15 Years Old Today (2010 Jun 16)

Post by witchdoc » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:38 am

I must extend my gratitude for the many years of enjoyment! Thank you for all your hard hard work, I truly look forward to each day's image and explanation!!

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

Post by Ann » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:48 am

I liked the picture a lot! What a nice take on Vermeer's The Astronomer, too. You changed his portrait of one man into a portrait of two persons, Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell, the creators of Astronomy Picture of the Day. It's a beautiful picture that reminds us of how long humanity has tried to understand the heavens, and it is a very fitting tribute to Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell, too. Congratulations!

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

Post by someoddpages » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:52 am

Happy Birthday APOD! Many thanks for the last 15 years!

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

Post by meikel » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:15 am

Congratulations to your 15 aniversary from Germany.
Great site, I'm looking every day.

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

Post by agulesin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:18 am

"Happy Birthday" from Turkey!

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-)

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

Post by Vincent Pinto » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:30 am

(Psa 19:1) The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
(Psa 97:6) The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

Thank you, Robert and Jerry (and possibly your colleges), for your meticulous work and succinct explanations in bringing staggering snapshots of this glory to us, every day! One of your postings I enjoyed very much was a movie of a tour starting from Earth and zooming out to the edges of visible space, and then zooming in back to Earth. Thanks again! APOD continues to be one of my favorite sites!

(Isa 44:24) Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.

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

Post by Rothkko » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:46 am

Enhorabuena.

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

Post by distefanom » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:58 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you APOD!


Since it's the 15th annivarsary, we can say you're a YOUNGSTER!
So, many many many wishes to you from Italy!
This could be to you all a "gift", the most important ASTRONOMY instrument GOD gave us: An human eye staring at the sky:

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Apod IS MY HOMEPAGE from almost a decade from now. In every image I've learned alot.
Thanks to you Robert and Jerry ,and congratulations to all the staff! :D :D :D
Mario

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

Post by nguyen5thanh@yahoo.com » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:04 am

Happy birthday.
Apod open my knowledge about universe and my faith in God.

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

Post by Mizzou » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:11 am

Happy Birthday APOD, so glad I came to find you a year ago!

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

Post by cwilson310 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:12 am

Thank you, Robert and Jerry for tending to APOD every day for 15 years! I, too, use it as my home page. I can think of no better way to start my day! the Saturn photos are my all-time favorites - I have used several as my desktop wallpaper. I am impressed and grateful for your dedication to the site. Happy Birthday and many happy returns!

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

Post by AnnabellaClaudia » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:20 am

when I enter internet, the first thing I do: I look at my email, then the weather forcast, and then always the "astronomy picture of the day" ! As an artist these pictures give me always inspirations for paintings!

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

Post by adrianxw » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:25 am

Congratulations.

APOD is my home page, has been for many years. I like to start the day with a bright, up-beat interlude before the rest of the world has a chance to push me, once again, down to its level.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.

Richard Spooner

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

Post by Richard Spooner » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:30 am

Thank you both for running one of the most brilliant sites on the internet.
I have had APOD as my home page for over 6 years now and it's always an inspiring way to start the day.

Keep Up The Good Work

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

Post by Keep Up The Good Work » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:31 am

Keep Up The Good Work, I look at each day, or I simply catch up on one day. Happy Birthday! Live Long and Prosper! http://www.tastethewind.blogspot.com http://www.teach12.com

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Post by Hans Hulsink » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:32 am

Congratulations with 15th birthday and thank you very very much for the last years of beauttifull pics and explanation. It made my knowledge much bigger thanks to you. These National Geographic sends out a film about how our solare sustem will end during the next 6 billion years. Very interesting to see.

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