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Digital Star Exploration

8 Oct 2015, 05:24 UTC
Digital Star Exploration
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There’s an App For That
A Starmap 2 screenshot. Courtesy Starmap.
A few years ago I got an interesting e-mail from a fellow who was expanding his astronomy app for iOS devices and wanted me to work on a set of narrated star tours to play as part of the app. We chatted back and forth about the extent of the project, and eventually I found myself writing 31 short scripts for the tours. The app is called Starmap, and I’ve really had a lot of fun working on the project. So much so that I want to share some thoughts about it here.
Here it is, a couple of years later, and there’s a new version available, called Starmap 2. And, now I’m working with the developer again to get the word out about this next-generation version. It works on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and soon will be available on Apple TV, which should be pretty cool.
A Starmap 2 screen shot showing planetary info
As an app user myself, I’m always interested in new “toys” for the devices. In particularly, I’ve looked at a lot of computer pr0grams and apps that give you star charts and other goodies ...

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