January 18, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Grenoble, France - Starmap, the popular iTunes astronomy app, announced today that has released individual astronomy maps on its website to download for free. Users can visit the Starmap website to download their own region's map of the night sky. Users can create a customized PDF of their region's night sky by selecting their hemisphere, desired time of night, and what mode they'd like their map to be shown in (full color, printable, or night vision).
"These maps are an educational tool, helpful to the casual star-gazer," says Frederick Descamps, astronomer and creator of Starmap mobile app. "They're also great for convincing a date that you're an astronomer."
The map is automatically generated for the evening on which the map is requested. These maps illuminate not just constellations, but planets, moon phases and other objects visible with the naked eye. There is also an accompanying list of objects visible with binoculars and small telescopes, as well as larger telescopes for the more series observer.
"The versatility of this program makes it accessible to everyone, "says Descamps, "It's great for families and couples, but also for students or the casual star-gazer."
Starmap's reputation as an industry leader in mobile apps and credible space information has been on the rise since the app's launch, which coincided with the launch of the appstore.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 78.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Starmap 2.3.1 is $11.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Starmap Pro 2.3.2 is $18.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.
Founded in 2008, Starmap mobile application is the first handheld interactive planetarium app that lets you view the galaxy with realistic maps and detailed factual information. The original astronomy app, Starmap was featured on the home page of iTunes the first day iTunes was opened. Starmap, Starmap Pro, and Spacemap have all been a featured app on iTunes multiple times. Copyright (C) 2012 Starmap mobile application. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.