Android’s coming from the stars
By: Peter Warrior on: Aug 28, 2012
We all know that since the dawn of mankind, we have liked to gaze upon the skies and amaze ourselves by what we see. Nowadays, apps can help a lot to give resources to those of us who were already interested in astronomy, or even better, to those who wanted to be interested in but never found the right moment to start.
First off, the well-known and beloved Google Sky Maps. It’s summer in the Northern hemisphere and the weather invites going out by night and take a look at the stars. Most of us have enjoyed looking at the stars on places where pollution doesn’t hide them. But if you’re in a big city you’ll probably find annoying this kind of smoke’s curtain which doesn’t let you appreciate the beauty of the nightly sky view. No worries. Relax. Lie down on the grass alone or in good company, unlock your Android, launch Google Sky Maps and enjoy the view. Discover constellations, place them on the sky and learn more about them. Google Sky Maps is like having a Google Maps from the opposite point of view. Leave the worldly problems down there in the subway: it’s time to let your dreams fly through the stars.
However, the World isn’t just made up by dreamers. For those who want to have a deeper scientific knowledge about what’s going on up there we have to say: NASA’s expertise has entered scene. You will be up-to-date about ongoing NASA’s projects by the Twitter/Facebook News feed integrated in the app. What’s more, you will be able to watch impressive videos from NASA TV as well as to get thousand of planets and stars pictures. Be aware of the missions’ schedule and become and expert on the issue.
Moon Trajectory brings up the romantic side of astronomy. Besides its usefulness, and those strange howls and grunts you give out twice per month, it's a nice and free way to sate your curiosity anytime. We're sure that there are a lot of occasions to brag of this app coming to your mind.