APOD Announces TWAN

25 December 2007

On Christmas day, 25 December 2007, NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) web site announced The World At Night project with an wonderful starscape photograph by TWAN team member Wally Pacholka. This introductory TWAN photo will show APOD’s hundreds of thousands of daily viewers a view of Monument Valley in a new light — moonlight and starlight. Familiar to millions as the location for many American western movies, Monument Valley is an icon of the American west.

Also of note on APOD is the inclusion of TWAN photographer Babak Tafreshi’s “Alborz Mountains in Moonlight” on the APOD editor’s list of the APOD Astronomy Pictures of the Year of 2007.

More than 200 APOD’s have been contributed so far by photographers who have joined the TWAN team, a significant share all the landscape and wide-field night sky photos to have appeared on APOD in recent years. Coming from 16 photographers in 11 countries worldwide, this is ample evidence that the TWAN team is made up of the world’s leading photographers in combining Earth and sky in one image.


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