"Find out exactly how bad the light pollution is." (Chandra Clarke, citizensciencecenter.com)
"The app couldn't be easier to use, and you can even learn different constellations along the way." (Nicholas Fordes, plos.org)
The Loss of the Night app turns your eyes into a light meter, allowing you to become a citizen scientist and report how bright the night sky is where you live!
In many parts of the world, the night sky shines with wasted artificial light from poorly designed street lamps. Skyglow outshines the stars in the skies, and dramatically changes the natural nighttime environment. Scientists are concerned that light pollution might have a big impact on nocturnal ecosystems, but they have very little information about how bright the actually sky is worldwide, or how skyglow is changing over the years.
You can help monitor skyglow using this app! It's based on Google's Sky Map, and lets you make measurements with a very sensitive, stable, and well understood light meter: your eyes! All you need to do is look for certain stars in the sky, and tell us whether you can see them or not. Using the Loss of the Night app is both fun and educational, and it also generates important scientific information that might help to protect the environment in the future.
After you've finished your measurement, your data will be anonymously sent to the GLOBE at Night project (http://www.GLOBEatNight.org), where you can see it on a map and compare it to other observations from around the world. Counting stars is a great experience and family activity, and you might find that you learn the names of stars and constellations without even trying. Students can use the app to measure skyglow and star visibility for their own science projects, and at the same time be part of a global citizen science network.
The most important information for this project comes from brightly lit places where you can't see many stars, but you're welcome to use it in places where you can still see the Milky Way. If you’re lucky enough to be in such a place, let others know!
Satellites look at the ground, not the sky. By comparing the skyglow to the ground brightness, you will help communities learn what types of lamps light the streets instead of the sky. Hopefully in the future, cities will save energy and money, while having appropriately lit streets, dark bedrooms, and a sky once again full of stars.
Lots more information, including details of preliminary results, is available on the project blog: http://lossofthenight.blogspot.com
You are welcome to get into contact with the light pollution researchers from Verlust der Nacht that built this app, and learn about their other projects (http://www.verlustdernacht.de). The app also provides some basic information on the history, importance, and consequences of artificial light at night.
This project was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany).
NOTE: This app requires an active internet connection.
Created for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the guide is also full of useful information about each park such as major sites within it, directions, hours and fees, links, and phone numbers to make reservations or get more information.
The NPCA National Parks Field Guides will help you do all sorts of things--- find out what species of bird you just saw on the beach in Cape Cod, learn what grizzly bears eat for dinner in Denali, know when porcupine mating season begins in the Shenandoah or identify the trees you find in Yosemite.
It's comprehensive-- all native birds and animals are included, along with photos, in-depth descriptions, audio, field marks and more. Users can also search for Endangered Species or Poisonous/Dangerous species native to any of the 100 national parks featured.
The 100 parks included are a representative sampling of the hundreds of parks in the national park system that support critical wildlife habitat – from seashores and recreational areas to riverways and historical sites.
Intended for novices and experts alike, the guide’s design and content selection maximize its accessibility and ease-of-use so that users can easily find within the guide the wildlife they are most likely to encounter. No other field guide matches the content and capabilities of this mobile field guide.
The field guide was developed for the National Parks Conservation Association by eNature.com. At the heart of this mobile app is eNature’s comprehensive, geographically segmentable database of U.S. wildlife, both animals and plants. eNature.com’s core content of wildlife information includes almost 6,000 individual species and originated with the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists. eNature.com has consistently been one of the Internet's most-visited sites for nature and wildlife information and has won numerous awards and accolades.
Issues come out in September, October, November/December, January/February, March, April and May.
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COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, airing this spring on FOX and National Geographic Channel, is a thrilling, 13-part adventure across the universe of space and time. Pilot your own tour of the universe, inspired by the series, with Celestron’s new planetarium app. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. Navigator includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.
Simulate the night sky and plan your observing session with a custom list of tonight’s best objects based on your exact time and location. Want to know if Jupiter’s Great Red Spot will be visible tonight? Look ahead and see, or animate transits, eclipses, and other celestial events. View hundreds of photos or listen to more than four hours of audio narration to enhance your stargazing experience.
Navigator also includes a Night Vision mode, so you can use it under the stars when your eyes are dark-adapted.
Control the First-Ever WiFi Telescope
COSMOS™ Celestron® Navigator integrates seamlessly with the Celestron COSMOS 90GT WiFi Telescope. Pair your device, align with Celestron’s patented SkyAlign™ technology, and you’re ready to explore! Connecting to the telescope enables Compass Mode, so you can hold your device up to the sky and identify objects instantly. Tap any object and your telescope automatically centers it in the eyepiece.
A science lab in your pocket. For students, educators, and citizen scientists.
Pocket Lab is a wireless sensor and software platform that enables students and educators to build hands-on science experiments and analyze experimental data in a low cost and easy-to-use product.
We are scientists, engineers, and teachers. We are passionate about getting science out of the lab and into the hands of students and enthusiasts.
Pocket Lab has won the Grand Prize and the Audience Award at the Yale School of Management Education Leadership conference business plan competition. See the EdSurge coverage.
to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. It is hoped that this mobile application will help increase awareness and understanding about butterflies and bees amongst fellow citizens.
The Birdlife in India is truly amazing. Birds play an important role in the Web of Life. By understanding the significance of Birds in our environment, we can enthusiastically participate in their conservation.
Bird Find App is an initiative of Earthwatch Institute India to facilitate easy identification of some of the birds in the field using mobile application. It is hoped that this mobile application will help increase public awareness and generate greater interest regarding birds amongst fellow citizens in our country. The App will further strengthen our keenness to observe the environment and help us as Citizen Scientist in contributing to the knowledge base.
The app displays information such as:
1. High Resolution image.
2. Common and Scientific names.
4. Key data like IUCN Status, Endemicity, Rarity, Size, Typical Habitat, Localities, Where to Look, Activity etc,
1. Multiple navigation like Pages, Slider and searchable grid view.
2. Pinch or Double tap to Zoom.
3. Birds slideshow widget!
4. Slideshow mode.
5. In-App brightness control.
6. Set any Bird picture as your Wallpaper.
7. Landscape book style navigation.
8. Report your own sighting record
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania has partnered with research institutes across the country to help monitor species distributions in the marine environment. Citizen scientists - fishers, divers, boaters and beachcombers-can contribute their knowledge of the seas to help monitor Australia’s vast coastline. The citizen science data collected highlights regions and species that may be experiencing important distribution changes, so that research can be focused into these areas.
Inspiring Australia and NSW Government Environmental Education Trust Fund provided funding (with support from IMAS and the University of Newcastle) for the development and production of a beautiful and easy-to-use tool allowing photo sightings of unusual marine sightings for any particular area to be submitted to Redmap. The app also contains information on Redmap species that are highlighted in each coastal region as those that are important to look out for. The species information provided includes pictures and basic biology as well as distribution maps.
The app also allows individuals to build their own map and catalogue of submitted sightings (sightings will appear on the public website after verification by our science team).
Download and start to spot, log and map today!
For more information or to provide feedback on this app, please see the Redmap website http://www.redmap.org.au
Mit dieser App haben Sie die neusten Informationen immer auf einem Blick! Ob es das aktuelle Programm ist oder der Lageplan der vielen Stände auf der NIGHTofSCIENCE - Sie haben alles dabei auf Ihrem Smartphone!
Die NIGHTofSCIENCE bietet Schülern, Studierenden und Bürgern, den Campus Riedberg der Goethe-Universität außerhalb des alltäglichen Trubels kennenzulernen. In über 40 Vorträgen stellen die Dozenten der naturwissenschaftlichen Fachbereiche ihre Forschungsgebiete auf einem leicht verdaulichen Niveau vor. Die NIGHTofSCIENCE soll dazu beitragen, die oft als stiefmütterlich wahrgenommenen Naturwissenschaften der breiten Bevölkerung nahezubringen und alltäglichen Phänomenen wissenschaftlich auf den Grund zu gehen.
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The app is an important asset while travelling roads or hiking in nature or in urban areas to help with the situation and protect nature and the environment. By reporting your roadkills findings, you are helping by providing streamlined data for the scientific analysis of the current situation regarding the topic. With your entries, the science team then can identify hotspots at which roadkill occur regulary and adress those issues by e.g. building tunnels for migrating toads and frogs, or construct wildlife bridges over roads in cooperation with NGOs and local authorities.
Roadkill | SPOTTERON is designed for outdoor use and utilizes OpenStreetMap and is designed for modern smartphones. You can register your own SPOTTERON User within the app and start adding roadkill spots to the database.
More information about the austrian research project Roadkill is available in german at www.roadkill.at
You can find our support forum at: www.spotteron.com
The Project Squirrel app is part of a long-term study that uses tree squirrels to help us understand the ecology of neighborhoods throughout the country. While some places may have three species of tree squirrel, other locations may have none at all and, over time, all this may change. This app is designed to make it quick and simple to regularly enter data about the nature in your neighborhood. It also allows you to send pictures and to see where other observations have been made near you. This is a nationwide study that everyone can be involved in.
What to do:
Take a look around your home, office, school, or anywhere you are and, whether you see squirrels or not, submit your observations. We want to know where squirrels are as well as where they aren’t. You can submit observations of dead squirrels, too. All of your observations are valuable.
You can submit as many observations from as many places as you like. It’s most effective to submit at least one observation per site per season but the more observations the better.
Anyone of any age can participate. Make it an office game or a classroom project, compare notes with friends in other states, get your family involved—everyone can observe nature.
How the app works:
Once you download the app, log in using Facebook, google +, or you can make up an anonymous username. By logging in, the app can remember your location and streamline data entry.
The home page has three buttons. Using the clipboard icon you can quickly submit your data by following the question prompts. If you want to, click on the camera icon to take a picture of the squirrel or habitat and submit it with your data. The “view maps” icon will let you explore places where other observations have been made and places where more observations need to be made.
Visit our website projectsquirrel.org for more information, lesson plans that help you learn more about squirrels and neighborhood ecology, outlines for experiments you can do at home or school, and more.
The app will ask for a few permission that make it function on your phone. We will never spam you.
Mithilfe der erhobenen Witterungsdaten werden Zusammenhänge zwischen Temperaturverlauf und Naturentwicklung der Wildgehölze und landwirtschaftlichen Kulturarten erforscht und so Auswirkungen der Klimaänderung analysiert.
Die Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) führt das Projekt „NaturVerrückt“ mit der Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) und dem Deutschen Wetterdienst (DWD) durch.
Mehr Informationen: www.naturverrueckt.at
・The "Spinning Globe" allows you to see a realistic Earth as if you were in space! Number of visible countries has been increased from 12 to 20!
・Finish each ”Map Quiz” and “Flag Quiz” to receive new photos and movies of your world travels!
Try the new and improved ”Geo Challenge” with your kids today!
*After updating the free version, all previously saved data such as the registered passport and games saves will be deleted.
After updating, please re-register. We apologize for any inconvenience.
4 Stars “Really cute graphics and engaging play. My daughter really loved the Spinning Globe feature” (user jam3rossi)
Geo Challenge FREE is a fun way for kids to learn the flags and maps of the world. Filled with Puzzles, Quizzes and Flashcards –
this app was created by Moms for children everywhere!
Kids will love learning about the world around them with this eye-catching app. Spin the globe and go on an adventure to discover new places. Or take a quiz to test your knowledge on flags and maps.
While cute and visually engaging, this is more than just a kid's game. Expect a genuinely educational experience packed with content that parents can enjoy along with their children.
The full version includes information about no less than 193 countries (current United Nations members as of November 2012). In this free version, Map Puzzle, Map Quiz, Flag Flash Cards and Flag Quiz include the Oceania region only.
It also includes audio to read country names out loud to your child and stickers and stamps to reward progress.
• Spinning Globe: spin, zoom and explore the world with your fingertips by touching flags to learn more about each country
*In the free version, there are 20 countries with a flag.
• Map Puzzle: match the country to a place on the map
• Map & Flag Quizzes: challenge your country knowledge by selecting the right answer from three choices
• Flag Flashcards: memorize the national flags around the world with this study tool
• Passport: Take your picture and create your passport. Get stamps to record your progress.
• Suitcase: Discover and collect stickers of your travels all around the world.
• Bilingual: Play in English or Japanese
Learn maps, flags and geography while having fun with Geo Challenge FREE.
Parents, this app is loaded with features that will make your kids want to learn! Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
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This is a challenging game, so it's not for beginners...but do keep in mind that the National Geographic Bee is meant for kids in grades 4-8. Are you smarter than a 4th grader?
Three types of game play make sure you really know your stuff and never get bored.
In the multiple-choice round, answers come from a library of more than 1,000 National Geographic Bee questions. In the map challenge round, you zoom, pinch and tap your way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1,000+ locations. For an added challenge, bonus rounds include compelling National Geographic photographs where you have to locate what's in the photo on the interactive map...only we don't tell you where the photo was taken or what is in the picture!
The faster you answer, the more points you get! You have to keep up the pace to move on to the next round.
This is a first-person perspective game played in a choose-your-own-journey style. Talk to historical figures and get information from primary source documents to make decisions on your path north.