Distant Suns: The new way to look at the sky
In 1987 Distant Suns first put the universe on your desktop. 25 years later it puts the universe in your shirt pocket.
Sporting a database of over 130,000 stars, along with nebula and galaxies, Distant Suns has earned the reputation of both having one of the most realistic and beautiful displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy programs available for the most ...
iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Category: Education, Reference
Updated: June 13, 2011
Publisher: Mike Smithwick
Version 2.4.6 [98.058853 MB]
Worth the $ for students an... by jenniferbeese
I'm a bit of an astronomy nerd, so I love this app's zoom feature. This app has more features than others of its kind. It's also plainer, but I think that was the developer's intent. My favorite feature is a "What's Up?" screen that shows planet positions at a glance. There's also an "Alert" mechanism that checks a server for notices of upcoming astronomical events.