By Sky & Telescope Media, LLC
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SkyWeek is the new, interactive, mobile version of Sky & Telescope magazine’s super-popular “This Week’s Sky at a Glance” web page — a day-by-day calendar of events to observe in the changing night sky. “This Week’s Sky at a Glance” has been Sky & Telescope’s most popular online offering for 21 years. The S&T SkyWeek application gives you access to the content and interactive features described below.
SkyWeek now adds interactive, custom sky maps that are automatically set for your location (not the static version’s compromise for the center of North America). And starting from the sky scene that’s displayed, you can pan all around your heavens, change the scene to other times and dates, and zoom in or out.
• All major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers — miss nothing!
• Zoomable constellation charts: pan around your whole sky, and change to any time or date!
• Automatically customized to your location worldwide.
• Links to more info.
Whether you’re a newbie skywatcher or an experienced amateur astronomer, SkyWeek will become your handy, everyday guide to what’s up.
What's New in Version 1.4
1) Fixes for iOS 7. Toolbar icons now appear correctly on iPhones.
2) Support for taller screens on the iPhone 5/5S/5C.
3) Fix for Arizona daylight savings time problem. Now, the app never switches to DST if you are located in Arizona.
4) Fixed some memory leaks.
I use this app 5 to 7 days a week
The pure pleasure of looking at the night sky is the point of this app (and of amateur astronomy.)
It's terrific for naked eye astronomy and for binocular viewing, too. They tip you off to seasonal formations, planetary conjunctions, asterisms, comets (when they're easily visible), meteor showers, etc.
The writing is warm, accessible, informative & brief. The diagrams, very useful.
This free version is just as good as the pay one (the difference is the pay version will link to your calendar.)
Especially for a beginner or intermediate amateur astronomer, this helps make looking at the night sky a fun thing to do and share with friends.
Very good app
good and useful app i highly recommend
My son and I both enjoy the information this app provides.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 28, 2013
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 23.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Sky & Telescope Media, LLC
- © F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.