The Asterisk* is currently one of the recognized discussion forums for Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Others include, for example, the APOD Facebook page. The Asterisk* is currently served from Michigan Technological University (MTU). Part of the cost for the hardware and bandwidth for the Asterisk* is offset by overhead funds MTU receives from a NASA grant to MTU supporting APOD. Even so, the administration of the Asterisk* is maintained by interested volunteers, and policies made by Asterisk* administrators should not be taken as representing policies internal to NASA or MTU. Also, comments made on the Asterisk* should not be taken as representing anyone other than the commenters themselves.