- A reminder system to automatically notify you when the next shower is coming up!!
- Expandable notifications on 4.1+ devices
- Share this app with a friend on both Android and iOS
- Widget for your home screen to show the number of days until the next shower, your location's sunrise/sunset times, and the current phase of the Moon! (widgets use very little battery and don't connect to the internet)
- LockScreen widget on 4.2+ devices
- Share details about an individual meteor shower
- Choose to sort the list of meteor showers by peak, start, or ending dates
- Swipe left/right to see next/previous meteor showers when viewing the details page
- The upcoming sunrise or sunset time is shown at the top
- Enable the "Auto theme" feature and the theme will automatically change to day and night mode before and after sunrise/sunset!
- 4 color themes to choose from: Light, Dark, Daylight, and Night
- Conduct a Google Search within the app to read even more about each meteor shower such as its origins and many, many other details and share it with your friends via SMS, Email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or any other social network!
- View a Sky Map search to point you approximately where in the sky to look for the meteor shower when it peaks. Compatible with SkEye and beta support for Google Sky Map
- See current Weather Forecast to get ready for the the upcoming conditions
- Shows the Phase of the Moon on the approximate meteor shower peak date!
Go out and enjoy looking at the sky!
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This project is an Android application allowing users to visualize a map of the night sky and note their observations of meteors, eventually to share their on social networks. It also provide help and tips for people willing to observe meteors who don't have the knowledge, and a forecast of the upcoming meteor showers.
Technologies used: Android, OpenGL, Google Sky Map, ORMLite... and 2 keyboards !
Features: Guide & Help to observe meteors, List of this year's meteor showers, Interactive 3D space map, Storage of the observed meteors.
Future Features: Use of double tap on the interactive map to record an observation, Share observations, Report observation to scientific organizations, and more...
Meteor Showers data found on the American Meteor Society Website (cf. project resources). Thanks to Joel Chia for the design of the application splash screen and icon.
Nasa's International Space Apps Challenge:
Each year, millions of observable, unexpected meteors encounter the Earth's atmosphere and become a spectacle to the population below. Many of the brighter "shooting stars" actually reach the surface of the Earth, becoming "meteorites", encapsulating secrets of our universe in their charred remains.
The meteor that fell over Chelyabinsk in February of this year produced meteorites with a mass of over 1 kg. Most meteorites, however, are very small and often break into even smaller pieces before landing in remote areas, hiding in plain sight as the moisture of Earth's atmosphere degrades them.
Educate the interested public about the science of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), the likelihood of encounters with objects of various sizes, and the discoveries that are made by studying these rocky visitors to our planet.
Enhance education on the subject of NEOs through visualizations, games, social media, and the building of an online community.
Techniques to observe with more accuracy, precision, or even with different methods (like building a radio receiver to "hear" the meteor as it encounters the ionosphere), could be shared by this community and enable it to be self-sustainable.
Look at meteor-tracking apps like those listed below and design something similar, but with an educational spin on it.
Meteor Counter (http://meteorcounter.com/)
Google Sky Map (http://www.google.com/mobile/skymap/)
AcruSky for Android can predict oncoming astronomical phenomena and will remind you about them, so you will never miss interesting events on the sky like solar and lunar eclipses, conjunctions and oppositions of planets, moon phases and etc.
With AcruSky for Android you can easily plan further observations by using of many adjustment filters like magnitude, altitude, types of observable objects and so on.
Tracking tool can show you planets paths on the sky and also will be helpful for planning observations.
AcruSky for Android – clear sky anytime, anywhere and for everyone.
We love SkyORB because it not only offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, but it also comes a 'point to sky' feature that allows you to aim your handset towards a star or planet and it'll identify it for you.
- PC Advisor
SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation.
What you will get with SkyORB
• Fast and lightweight.
• a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering from Mercury to Pluto, Uranus and Saturn and every moons, including deep space exploration up to 50 parsecs.
• a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, see the nebula from Messier and Caldwell classification.
• Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids.
• Weather forecast from current location,
• Ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planet elongation and opposition.
• Display day/night terminator on a world map,
• Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula, constellation, place, planets and more.
• Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times,
• Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars
• Ability to move fast forward and backward in time,
• Enhanced for latest Android devices,
• Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, opposition, aphelia, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications (can be disabled).
New in SkyORB 2.1
• Now free to try.
• Improved star map rendering, including fisheye projection
• Updated settings page, sub page can be now accessed by swiping left to right, removing the clutter.
• More robust MPC updater.
• Ability to render from the solar system to the milky way.
• Improved 3D engine, updated for latest tablet and devices.
• Improved rise and set time notifications
• Space view reacts with accelerometer, and addressed glitches.
• OpenGL ES 3.0 support.
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SkyWeek now adds interactive, custom sky maps that are automatically set for your location (not the static version’s compromise for the center of North America). And starting from the sky scene that’s displayed, you can pan all around your heavens, change the scene to other times and dates, and zoom in or out.
• All major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers — miss nothing!
• Zoomable constellation charts: pan around your whole sky, and change to any time or date!
• Automatically customized to your location worldwide.
• Links to more info.
Whether you’re a newbie skywatcher or an experienced amateur astronomer, SkyWeek will become your handy, everyday guide to what’s up.
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