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Star Chart

  • Android, Windows, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 7+
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About Star Chart

Star Chart is a stargazing app for your smartphone that let’s you explore the sun, planets, and major moons of the solar system, along with 88 constellations. Star Chart lets you to see the stars and planets in the skies accurately by pointing their Android device towards the sky. 

Star Chart Review

Star Chart is the perfect example of an app that can provide that spark for students. Overlaying a stunningly detailed view of the night sky on students’ phones or tablet devices, the app can become your classes virtual telescope to explore the whole visible universe.

Star Chart is an astronomy app that makes it easy for you to learn more about the objects you are viewing by tapping the star or planet. One of the amazing feature is Time Shift that allows you to go back and forth in time to see past and future celestial placement patterns.

Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high tech functionality, Star Chart calculates – in real time – the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight! All you have to do is point your Android device at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.

One of the most wonderful objectives of the Star Chart app is to get children off the couch and outside to explore the world around them. Try taking your class outside to introduce the app. It may be a bright sunny day, but the effect and impact of the app is greatly increased when students can point their device at the sky and picture the stars, planets and systems up above.

The Star Chart app gives you the ability to take screen captures and save images to your device. Have your students use the app to collect information and images that they can later use in reports, presentations or to integrate into other media. You can even use the app to capture your own imagery to use in lesson plans, discussions and class material.

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Additional Information

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Devices

Android, Windows, iPad, iPhone

Category

Skills

Cognitive Development
Engagement and Usability

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Escapist Games Limited

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Description

Star Chart has more than 10 Million users and is the top Educational & Augmented Reality star gazing app. You can now have a virtual planetarium in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your Android device* to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
 
All you have to do is point your Android deviceº at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.
 
Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high tech functionality, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!
 
Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!
 
Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down!
 
Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and more.
 
Star Charts features include:
- Just point and view. No need to scroll around the screen to find out what you are looking at*.
- Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!
- Voice Control: Explore the solar system with commands like: "Fly me to the Moon" / "Go to Saturn" / "Tour Mars" / "Look at Andromeda" / "Where is the Cigar Galaxy?"[English only]
- Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your Android device at any angle.
- Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres - a total of over 120,000 stars!
- Fly to and explore all the planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun all rendered in beautiful 3D with state of the art visual effects.
- Displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
- Includes entire Messier catalogue of exotic deep sky objects.
- Using the powerful Time Shift feature allows you to shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time.
- Tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness.
- Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures.
- Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.
- Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon. So now you can see where the sun is, even at night!
- Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.
- Full search feature
- Installable on an SD card
 
So point your Android device at the sky and see what's out there!
 
Star Chart does not require internet access for normal usage. Internet access is only required initially to verify the license and subsequently when accessing the support page and external links.
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