Buy An App - Help Save SETI

in Education (E)

[] San Jose, California - In honor of the 42nd anniversary of the first Lunar landing, First Light Design, LLC today announced that half of all proceeds from the sale of popular astronomy program for the iPad, Distant Suns, over the next day will go to help the SETI Institute continued search for extraterrestrial life.

The institute, located in Mountain View, California, currently has a fundraising drive to help keep their telescope array operating through the rest of the year. The Allen Telescope Array was initially funded in part by Paul Allen, Microsoft's co-founder. Due to the current economy there is a shortfall of much needed operating expense and "Stars" are needed to bring the ATA out of the hibernation it has been in since last April. The Allen Telescope Array is operated in partnership by the SETI Institute and the Radio Astronomy Lab of the University of California, Berkeley (UCB).

All sales between, 20:17 UTC July 20, through 17:54 UTC tomorrow, the 21st, will count towards helping keep the ATA up and running. The times are those of the lunar touchdown and liftoff respectively. The award winning Distant Suns has been one of the longest-lived consumer applications on the market, initially released for the Commodore Amiga in 1987, now in its 24th year.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 48.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Distant Suns 3 (v3.2.1) is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Distant Suns 2 for the iPhone is only is $5.99.

Located in San Jose, California, First Light Design, LLC has been producing space oriented software since 1985. Copyright (C) 2011 First Light Design, LLC. 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.