Astronomy Apps for Mobile Devices
- Faculty / Instructors
- K-12 Teachers
- Other (Amateur astronomers, the public)
Brief description of the resource guide and its strengths:
This annotated overview of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets features a brief description and a direct URL for each app.
This annotated overview of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets was published in the on-line journal "Astronomy Education Review." Compiled by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College), the list features a brief description and a direct URL for each app.
The listing includes a variety of apps for displaying and explaining the sky above you (some using the GPS function in your device); a series of astronomical clocks, calculators, and calendars; sky catalogs and observing planners; planet atlases and globes; citizens science tools and image displays; a directory of astronomy clubs in the U.S.; and even a graphic simulator for making galaxies collide. A number of the apps are free, and others cost just a dollar or two. A brief list of articles featuring astronomy app reviews is also included.
The PDF version can be found at: http://scitation.aip.org/getpdf/servlet/GetPDFServlet?filetype=pdf&id=AERSCZ000010000001010302000001&idtype=cvips&doi=10.3847/AER2011036&prog=normal
Astronomy Education Review is an on-line journal about astronomy education and outreach -- published by the American Astronomical Society.
Space weather; Missions; Planetary science; Terrestrial planets; Jovian planets; Moons; Lunar science; Extrasolar planets; Asteroids and comets; General astronomy; The Sun and Solar System (including the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets); Stars and Stellar Systems (including exoplanets, star formation and evolution, compact objects); The (Milky Way) Galaxy and Local Group; Galaxies (beyond the Local Group); History of Astronomy