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October 09, 2011

Smartphone App

If you're up with technology and have a smartphone there are now new apps that can help you enjoy start gazing much easier. You can download apps for iphone, ipad, and android phones to facilitate your astronomical adventures. These apps will help you track things that we learned about in class like the phases of the moon, when the equinoxes and solstices are, and when and where meteor showers will be visible from. One of the apps, called "Sky Map", can do some cool things like let you disregard stars on your phone so that you'll only see planets or constellation lines. Just another way technology is making astronomy and space exploration easier for everyone.

See the full article at:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/technology/personaltech/watching-stars-fall-cellphone-in-hand.html?_r=1&ref=space

Posted by sjbar at October 9, 2011 06:43 PM


It's amazing where technology is taking us. I've heard some of these devices have the ability to be a virtual map, meaning you can hold it up to the sky and it will display the current sky identifying planets/stars and other astronomical objects. Pretty cool we have such devices to assist in our learning to better understand our sky.

Posted by: mhymes at October 9, 2011 07:09 PM

At least, this kind of new technology lead us to be more easily accessible to natural sciences.

Posted by: sangsong at October 28, 2011 07:27 PM

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