Astronomy Apps for Mobile Devices, A First Catalog

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Resource Type:
Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media
Audience: 
General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Space science
Organization:
Foothill College
Description: 

The explosion in mobile apps in the last few years has meant that many new astronomy applications have become available. This catalog is a first attempt to make a list of those of particular interest to astronomy educators. For each mobile app, we give the title, then the developer (in parentheses), the web address for downloading it, and a brief description. Please note that we do not list the devices (or operating systems) each app is available for, since this is changing very fast as developers catch up with the increasing popularity of a variety of smart phones and tablets. At the end, you can find a selection of astronomy app reviews, to help you distinguish among apps that have similar purposes--although the number of apps is fast outpacing the ability of reviewers to keep up. Suggestions and additions for this catalog are most welcome.

Citation
ISSN:
1539-1515
DOI:
10.3847/AER2011036
Publication Name: 
Astronomy Education Review
Volume: 
10
Number: 
1
Page Number: 
137

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