From Lahore to Laplace

Resident Astronomer Umair Asim's photograph of the lunar landscape has been selected as the Lunar Photo of the Day, April 27, 2011. The image is a stunning closeup of the 236 km wide Sinus Iridium (Bay of Rainbows). The labelling and description of the photograph brings the moon closer to our flights of imagination, lunched from earth into the vast expanse of the .universe .The photograph also adds Pakistan to the list of countries contributing to the public dissemination of educational material through astro-photography.

 

Excerpt from the LPOD website:

 

LPOD is based on the very successful Astronomy Picture of the Day, which contains a wonderful picture and brief caption each day with links for further information. APOD is viewed by millions of people around the world. It has sparked a wider interest in astronomy and the new understanding that comes with the beautiful images. APOD has spawned an Earth-POD and a somewhat different Mars-POD. All of these PODs provide an easy and quick way for astronomers - both amateur and professional - and the general public to stay in touch with emerging science and be awed by the beauty of the cosmos.