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Mobile sky mapping May 17, 2009

Posted by Sarah in astro 2.0, science.
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Google have just released a fab new application for their Android phones, called Sky Map. When you point your phone at the sky, Sky Map can automatically load a map of the bit you’re looking at. Or if you’re looking for Mars, it can actually direct you to it on the sky, in a very cool “icy-cooler-bit warmer now-warm-hot-scorching-yes you’ve got it!”-stylee.

One of the main developers on the project is a software engineer who used to work on AstroGrid, John Taylor (h/t to Andy for flagging that up). Check out the video below from the application launch at the recent Google Searchology event (the sleek promo video is here).

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