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Fifth Star Labs website An application on the app store called “Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day” allows its users to “study thousands of stars, comets, and satellites” (according to the App Store). Created by Fifth Star Labs LLC, the app turns the iPhone into a telescope of sorts, highlighting interesting constellations, planets, and… Continue reading iPhone App: Sky GuideContinue reading → Continue reading
With the prevalence of advanced technology in today’s society, it is no surprise that there have been many mobile applications, or ‘apps’ dedicated towards astronomy that are available to purchase and peruse for astronomy lovers. One app that caught my interest was the SkyView App. The SkyView App is free on iTunes and on the… Continue reading → Continue reading
In the spirit of being in an astronomy class, I felt inclined to download a stargazing app onto my phone. StarMap3D+ was recommended by a multitude of people to me, so I downloaded it. The app costs $2.99 in the Apple App Store, but it is worth it if you want a quality stargazing app… Continue reading StarMap 3D+ Continue reading → Continue reading
After I started taking Astronomy 201 I started to get curious about what stars I was seeing at night and if they were actually planets or not. Since I live on campus I don’t have a telescope to look closely at the sky so I wasn’t sure how I could observe and learn more. Then […] Continue reading → Continue reading
When looking up into the sky at night, usually I can’t identify all the constellations above. The Star Walk app knows where you are and tells you what stars and planets are above you. You can hold it up wherever you are and it is like having a mobile planetarium. Even in the city where […] Continue reading → Continue reading