Astronomy Apps

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  • Version: 2.4.2
  • Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
  • Size: 398.6 MB
  • Languages: CS, NL, EN, FR, DE, IT, JA, KO, PT, RU, ZH, ES, ZH
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*** Over 6 million users!*** *** Featured in Best Apps three years in a row *** *** National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) - GOLD winner in the Educational Tools for Parents and Children category! *** *** A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner *** IMPORTANT: To restore previously made purchases, tap the Restore button in the upper right corner in "Extras". Remember building a solar system in high school? Cups and papier-mache balls are in the past, because Solar Walk is an interactive orrery that shows all planets and satellites of the solar system in their correct positions in real time. This 3D solar system model lets you navigate between planets, see their positions on a specific date, explore how they move and why. You will see the entire Milky Way galaxy from a far and zoom in to study all the planets and satellites in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, and geography. Every planet has extensive information: size, mass, orbital velocity, exploratory missions, thickness of structural layers, and composition of atmosphere. “Can’t-miss app.” - Mashable “Solar Walk serves up a visually impressive 3D model of our solar system. Set against a haunting, atmospheric soundscape, the app shows planets and satellites in their correct positions, and offers mini movies, facts and other related tidbits.” - TNW “This jaw-dropping app provides a wholly interactive 3D model of our solar system, one that’s had me hooked for days. It’s the kind of thing you can imagine a science teacher using in the classroom of the future — except that we don’t have to wait.” “Zoom from Mercury to Pluto (which makes the cut in this app), passing each planet’s moons along the way. Because Solar Walk knows what time it is, the planets are in proper orientation to the Sun: Earth is dark where it is currently night and gradually lightens to daytime on the other side.” - NY Times MAIN FEATURES: Planets: Sun, Mercury,Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto Moons: Phobos, Deimos, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Io, Hyperion, Iapetus, Titan, Rhea, Dione, Tethys, Enceladus, Mimas, Oberon, Titania, Umbriel, Ariel, Miranda, Triton, Larissa, Proteus, Nereid, Charon Dwarf planets and asteroids: Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, Eris, Eros Comets: Hale-Bopp, Borrelly, Halley’s Comet, Ikeya-Zhang Missions and satellites*: Curiosity, Luna 17, Apollo 11, Apollo 17, Hubble Launch, SEASAT, ERBS, ISS, Aqua, Envisat, Suzaku, Daichi, CORONAS-Photon Educational movies*: size comparison, Earth’s cycles, solar eclipse, moon phases, tidal phenomena, major circles of latitude, zodiacal constellations, Cassini-Huygens mission *Available through In-App Purchase
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  • Version: 7.2.3
  • Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
  • Size: 143.24 MB
  • Languages: AR, NL, EN, FR, DE, IT, JA, KO, RU, ZH, ES, ZH
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Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find. ***Over 10 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010*** ***No In-App Purchases*** Star Walk now works with Apple Watch to alert you of upcoming astronomical events. Get started quickly • Launch the app and point your iPhone at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is the easiest first target. • Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to add the image from your camera to your sky view. • Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe. Go deeper and beyond • Every object you tap has an (i) next to its name, tap it to access information. • A scale on right is the Time Machine, slide it to explore the map of the night sky of tomorrow or years ago. • A calendar of celestial events will make sure you never miss anything interesting. • TelRad will help you find the exact position of an object when stargazing with a telescope. Share your experience • Project to a big screen with no picture quality loss. Star Walk is your personal planetarium. • Explore stunning space pictures in Picture of the Day. • There is an entire stargazing twitter community within Star Walk - don't miss out! Duran Duran's keyboard Nick Rhodes mentions Star Walk as his favorite app: "With the Star Walk app, if you hold your iPod up towards the sky, you can see all the stars and constellations. It even tells you the names of all the planets. Then, if you point it towards the ground, it shows you what all the stars are in the other hemisphere. It’s brilliant, and if you’re ever somewhere with a clear sky and no light pollution, it’s a revelation. It’s beautifully designed and makes clever use of the available technology. I’m fascinated by astronomy, but even if you’re not, give this a go." Links: http://vitotechnology.com/star-walk.html http://www.facebook.com/StarWalkApp http://twitter.com/starwalk
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