APOD assessment poll #8

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How did you first hear about APOD?

Poll ended at Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:04 am

Teacher
130
7%
Relative
130
7%
Friend
438
25%
Google Search
276
16%
NASA Link
313
18%
Facebook
16
1%
Phone App
8
0%
Blog link
91
5%
Justin Bieber concert
10
1%
Other (explain below, if you would like)
360
20%
 
Total votes: 1772

space cadet

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by space cadet » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:51 pm

I think I found it through the NASA website, prior to the days of Google.
Keep up the great work!

chj

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by chj » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:11 pm

Thank you for providing a daily image. My students and I use it often :D

shashmi

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by shashmi » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:30 pm

As with so many others, the actual path to APOD has been lost in the mists of time. I first came across it way back in 2001 and have been a daily follower since. I believe the discovery may have been the result of me searching for either images or certain facts on (most probably) Yahoo.

cvdenizen

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by cvdenizen » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:43 pm

Must be about 15 years ago my wife and I first found APOD as a link on the refdesk.com site. Like so many others here we love it and with the archive we never have to miss a day.

GoatRider

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by GoatRider » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:44 pm

rstevenson wrote:... lost in the mists of time.
Yah, that.

Melrod

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Melrod » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:32 pm

The discovery of APOD for me is lost in the mist of time past but it has been part of my every day for years. Rock on.

Guest

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Guest » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:34 pm

so long ago I've forgotten. check it daily.

Guest

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Guest » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:41 pm

Saw 'the earth at night' and was hooked.

MDT

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by MDT » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:43 pm

There was a small newspaper article about it 12-14 years ago. It has been my homepage ever since.

Mason

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Mason » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:43 pm

Hard to remember where I first heard about APOD. I'm guessing I read about it somewhere, so I selected Other.

NateWhilk
Ensign
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:05 pm

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by NateWhilk » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:17 pm

Other. I also can't remember where or when I first heard of APOD, but it must have been sometime in the 90s. I've been visiting it daily ever since.

altushme

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by altushme » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:47 pm

I've been visiting APOD since 1999. I don't really remember how I heard about the website. So I'm going to make up a true story about how I traveled back in time and told myself to check out this awesome website.

anon

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by anon » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:49 pm

My dad turned me onto APOD when I was a kid at the dawn of the internet. Now I'm in my 30s and I show it to my little kids from time to time.

Rick M

I answered "Google"

Post by Rick M » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:43 pm

but like many others, it was sometime in the last millennium, and more likely an Alta Vista search that led me here. I look at every day's picture, I read the explanations and probably follow an average of 2+ links from those given. If I miss a day (and sometimes even if I don't), I scroll back through the calendar or use the previous-day links to browse. I would count this site among the best two or three in the world.

Rollover Mikey

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Rollover Mikey » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:48 pm

I had to think about this for a while. Starting going back in photos and then I remembered. I was reading an astronomy article on the internet and an APOD was tagged to the story about the doomed star Eta Carinae.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060326.html

So the answer to this question would be: since about March of 2006. That very day I reviewed every previous APOD post. It's been bookmarked ever since. And I still visit almost everyday, of course I catch up on anything I may have missed. Thank you APOD for posting these wonderful views of our known universe. :D

Mark S

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Mark S » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:53 pm

I found APOD about 10 years ago while scanning over "refdesk" and probably haven't missed more than a few a days.

tsp

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by tsp » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:03 pm

Probably chanced across it in a science article on physics or space on the web years ago.

Fantastic to be able to see such amazing and stunning pictures of the universe. Thanks and keep up the great work! Really appreciated!

jeffmack
Asternaut
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:01 pm

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by jeffmack » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:33 pm

I have been been following APOD for so long now that I honestly can't remember how I first found it.

Flying Squirrel

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Flying Squirrel » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:57 pm

Like many, I can't remember how I ran across it, but it was certainly before 2001.
I set the "Earth at Night" (11/27/00) as my wallpaper on my Win98 (1st edition) Compaq,
which is still operational and still has that background.
Tiled and not stretched essentially displays North America.
My displays at work have always been papered with favorite APODs.

Pagomez

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Pagomez » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:21 pm

I remember that I found APOD in Refdesk. After I discovered APOD I need to visit it almost daily. Thank you!

Ramblinkansan

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Ramblinkansan » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:19 pm

Referred to APOD from Spaceweather.com.

robertamross

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by robertamross » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:18 pm

I believe I first ran across APOD as a widget for Mac platform computers. have loved it ever since.

Alexander

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Alexander » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:14 am

Neil Degrasse Tyson mentioned it during an interview.

Fissionchips
Asternaut
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:45 pm

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by Fissionchips » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:19 am

I found it when surfing the web in Google for more information on Curiosity (when it was still under construction) and then got side tracked and arrived here. I've never looked back since. Amazing photo's and visit several times a day.

paulhubert
Asternaut
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:44 am

Re: APOD assessment poll #8

Post by paulhubert » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:48 am

I'm not sure how I found APOD. Undoubtedly during some browsing activities (and I ONLY use Google search). Perhaps at a Linux news site.

However, I DO share the site with everyone I know - and more! :D