AMS Meteors Reporting
By Mike Hankey LLC
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Join the American Meteor Society community and contribute valuable and precise data relating to meteor shower and fireball observations. The AMS App allows witnesses of fireball meteors to log details about their observation using the mobile device. Sensors in the phone provide an accurate means to record the location of the observation as well as the azimuth and elevation values for the start and end points of the meteor. Using this data the AMS can accurately triangulate fireball meteors and plot their orbits to determine their celestial origins. The APP also provides a means to log observations from meteor showers. Simply start your observing session and then each time you see a meteor point to that place in the sky and swipe your finger on the screen in the direction the meteor traveled. Observation data is uploaded to the AMS website, available under your profile there and shared with the scientific community. The AMS App also provides a useful meteor shower calendar with star charts and moon conditions for all major and minor showers throughout the year.
What's New in Version 1.0.5
Can't log in
I'm generously giving this app one star because I think it has potential. I like the idea of tracking a fireball by tracing its path on my screen. However, the current iteration is useless. If I'm not able to log in, what's the point? I keep getting an error message that I need an Internet connection to log in. I was connected to my wi-fi network but couldn't log in on my iPad or iPhone. Even if it did work, how often do you have wi-fi when you're standing in the middle of a dark field watching a meteor shower?!?
Does not work on my tablet or iPhone 6+
Keeps telling me I need an Internet connection to log in. I am connected, otherwise I wouldn't be able to post this review ...
I hope this is fixed. This app looks really good otherwise.
Running IOS 10.0.2 on an iPhone 6+.
The app opens for about one second, then crashes.