Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Sep 5, 2013
Star Gazing Apps
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It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip
If you haven’t downloaded a star gazing app to your smartphone yet, we’ve got a couple of free suggestions for you.
These apps are great for identifying constellations and planets and in some cases, they use augmented reality to help you see why the constellation is named what it is.
For iPhone users, we like Star Chart which has the augmented reality feature and is free for the basic app. If you really get into it, you can buy various upgrades to extend your learning.
For Android users, checkout Google’s Sky Map which is completely free and works on the same principle of holding your phone up in the sky to identify or find just about anything you see in the night sky.
These apps are fun and a great way to get youngsters interested in the brilliant show that goes on just about every night that so many of us take for granted…