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iPad Astronomy

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Star Walk for the iPad could quite possibly be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. You can use the app to look at the solar system and learn any number of things about what you’re seeing. The coolest thing, though, is when you hold the iPad up to the night sky. Pan the iPad across the sky and see the stars enter the iPad and display their names and other information.

The features are aplenty, but the main ones include:

  • 3D Earth View for manual selection of location
  • Star Spotter Function (Digital Compass for 3GS)
  • Cutting-edge graphics
  • Time machine
  • Moon phases
  • Intuitive interface
  • Night mode
  • Deep sky objects (Messier)
  • Meteor showers

Even if you know nothing about Astronomy, you’re going to enjoy this app. This is an amazing way of navigating the night sky. Learning has just become even more fun.

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