Astronomy Apps

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  • Version: 6.1
  • Seller: John Kennedy
  • Size: 72.88 MB
  • Languages: CS, NL, EN, FR, DE, JA, SV
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There's never been a better time to get into Astronomy! Start off easy. with an app that will guide you around the night sky - and even entertain you a little when the skies are cloudy. "The app works beautifully, making astronomy a bit less mysterious—but no less remarkable", MacWorld "It’s truly an impressive marvel. 5 Mice out of 5", MacWorld. "..one of the prettiest and easiest to use. And at three bucks, it’s a steal", Cult of Mac. Apple App Store Staff Favorite Voted Best Educational iPhone Application by AppAdvice --- Note: Interested in beta testing the next version? Contact me with your email address :-) --- Pocket Universe Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered what exactly you were looking at? Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn the names of constellations, bright stars, planets and more. You can literally hold up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information. Then explore the Solar System, and take virtual walks on the surface of the Moon and Mars, before playing a game to help you learn more about astronomy that you thought possible. Every night there is something to see: Pocket Universe will provide you a list of suggestions, as well as give you regularly updated news and observation tips - which you can even share with your friends. You don’t need to be an expert to use Pocket Universe, and everything you see has a useful pop-up information window and links to Wikipedia for the latest information. With over 80,000 stars, beautiful textures, built-in quiz games, updated news, lunar phases, information on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, an Orrery view, and more, there’s so much to explore. For support or to ask a question, feel free to send a direct message on Twitter to @CraicDesign or email john@craicdesign.com. Key Features Pocket Universe was the first iPhone astronomy app to support the built-in compass, and it was also the first to add a true augmented reality view using the iPhone's built-in camera! Use the camera view in the evening or morning sky to overlay the labelled view over the real sky. Simply hold up your iPhone in front of you, and the view will be exactly what you see - but with names and information at your fingertips. Move the iPhone around to see the view change in real-time. As previous iPhone models and the iPod Touch do not have a compass, the up/down movement is automatic, but you will need to drag the display left/right yourself. Easy-to-use astronomy application, which focuses on helping you answer the question "What's that in the sky?" • Works on all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices running iOS 5 (iOS 7 recommended) • Tracks the International Space Station, and predicts sightings • Special "Show Me" mode will guide you to named stars, planets, constellations as well as the brightest galaxies and nebulae. • "Tonight's Sky" and "Objects and Events" will keep you up-to-date, and give you suggestions for what to look for when you head outside. • Constellation and Star Quiz to help you learn your way around the sky. • Works in Northern Hemisphere and ‘Down Under’ too. • Links to Wikipedia articles for the latest information. • Responsive customer support, frequent updates. Please note: Network access is only required to view supplementary web-based news and Wikipedia text. This app never transmits data from your device. Note: iOS 8.x is recommended. Note: Non-English localizations focus on solar system objects and constellation names.
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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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