If the iPhone didn’t do enough already, it is now helping astronomy students. The new educational iPhone apps are helping astronomy students reach the stars or at least locate the stars with the new applications.
While astronomy applications are not exactly beating down the doors of iTunes, you got to admit this is a cool new function of the iPhone. It already had the GPS system and since GPS and maps were already in place, it was only a matter of time before someone took this to the night sky. When they did, it took off like a rocket. These new apps were a hit with astronomy students looking to improve their grades.
Top 5 Astronomy App Review:
Let’s take a look at a few of the more popular astronomy apps:
o StarMap — This iPhone application helps you navigate space and find objects in the night sky. Hundreds of thousands of objects are available in this enormous database.
o Distant Suns: Personal Universe — This app allows you to explore thousands of stars and planets.
o GoSkyWatch Planetarium — If you love astronomy, you are going to love this one. It is like having a pocket planetarium. It is a star finder in your pocket. It helps you locate stars and identifies planets in the night sky.
o Star Walk — This is an educator’s best friend. True to its name, it allows you to walk among the stars and galaxies and even watch them grow through time. If you are interested in astronomy, this is a must.
o APOD Viewer — Not much of a star finder like the other apps, however, it does show you some cool pictures. If
You want an app that shows you pictures of far away galaxies, this is it.
Whether you are an astronomy geek or just a weekend stargazer, there is an astronomy app to meet your needs. Just go to iTunes and look up star maps and you will be sure to find something to help you navigate the night sky.
Going Beyond Astronomy Apps:
It really is amazing at how far technology has come in the past few years. Just a couple of years ago, iTunes did not even have an app store. Now iTunes is overrun with apps available. Educational apps are being add every day and with it new choices.