An annotated overview of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets has been published in the on-line journal "Astronomy Education Review." Compiled by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College), the list features a brief description and a direct URL for each app.
The listing includes a variety of apps for displaying and explaining the sky above you (some using the GPS function in your device); a series of astronomical clocks, calculators, and calendars; sky catalogs and observing planners; planet atlases and globes; citizens science tools and image displays; a directory of astronomy clubs in the U.S.; and even a graphic simulator for making galaxies collide. A number of the apps are free, and others cost just a dollar or two. A brief list of articles featuring astronomy app reviews is also included.
%0 Journal Article %A Fraknoi, Andrew %D December 22, 2011 %T Astronomy Apps for Mobile Devices: A First Catalog %J Astron. Educ. Rev. %V 10 %N 1 %P 010302 %8 December 22, 2011 %U http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2011036
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