The Planets: An Astronomy Now Guide
By Pole Star Publications
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From tiny Mercury to distant Neptune and Pluto, this interactive guide to the planets from Astronomy Now magazine takes you on a tour of our Solar System and beyond. The tallest mountains, the deepest canyons, the strongest winds, raging atmospheric storms, terrain studded with craters and vast worlds of ice are just some of the sights you’ll see on this tour of the planets. You’ll explore Saturn’s rings, a multitude of moons, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, see the tiny dwarf planets and learn about worlds beyond our Solar System.
Nicely done and useable as a teaching tool
Surprised this app has not been reviewed because it is rather good. I've used it to take my students on a perfunctory virtual tool of the planets.
Granted, it doesn't offer all the bells and whistles of some of the more expensive planet apps, but the pictures, tables, panoramas, as well as some built in fly-by videos make it worth the download and the cheap price.
The developers appear to make sure that the app is always updated with the most recent data and planetary missions / probes, but make sure the text is all consistent. The main page of Saturn has the most recent natural satellite count, but the next page uses an older number. An oversight like that may make buyers question what else may be incorrect.
Regardless, I can't nit-pick too much because the app is very well done, worth the money, and really delighted my class with the wonderful pictures and insightful information. I think this app has been overlooked by the multitude of other planet apps, and is priced correctly.
Could use an update
Could use an update to include photos of Pluto
- Category: Education
- Released: May 16, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 199 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Pole Star Publications Limited
- © Pole Star Publications Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.