With so many great science apps available in the Apple app Store, which one should you spend your hard earned cash on? We’d like to narrow that down for you. Get ready science enthusiasts and stargazers, Star Walk is otherworldly. We’re pretty sure this app will blow you away.
Star Walk is one of my favorite apps, ever. For science and astronomy nerds (ok we prefer not to be called nerds!), it doesn’t get much better than this. Star Walk is a revolutionary app that displays stars, planets, satellites, galaxies and much, much more in real-time on your iPad, iPhone or iPod. What’s great about this app is that you aren’t just limited to the present; you can see what the sky looks like at any moment in the past or future. You can even search for a specific star or constellation using the handy search option!
Another awesome feature is the photo of the day. The photo of the day feature allows users to view gorgeous, HD quality photos from deep space. These images are so breathtaking that your students and children will be in total awe! You can even click the ‘information’ button on the top left to find out more about the photo. Check out one of the gorgeous photos of the day below:
I also really like how Star Walk has a celestial calendar. You’ll never miss a celestial event again! Check out the calendar feature in-action.
Star Walk is perfect for the classroom because you can connect your device to a monitor via HDMI to display the app on a larger screen! In fact, many of our science teachers use Star Walk in conjunction with standard textbooks to give students a more well-rounded and fun experience. For $2.99, this is an absolute steal! Honestly, words cannot describe how awesome this app truly is, so we’ll let the developers, Vito Technology, walk you through it.
Are you using any awesome science apps? Let me know in the comments section below!