Thank you NRAO!!
NRAO launches its first mobile app, RadioSky, for free download in the Apple iTunes Store.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is bringing a whole new view of
the cosmos — as seen not in visible light, but in radio light — right
to your mobile device. Intriguing views of the invisible Universe, and
much more, are part of NRAO’s new, free iOS app, called RadioSky.
RadioSky shows how familiar celestial objects, along with objects
invisible to even the most advanced optical telescopes, look when viewed
with NRAO’s world-class research radio telescopes. You can browse an
all-sky map and choose objects to explore through NRAO’s powerful radio
eyes, learning fascinating details about each of these objects.
The app features an introduction to radio astronomy, information about
NRAO and about each of our telescopes, along with streaming videos with
behind-the-scenes virtual tours of our facilities and explanations by
real astronomers who use them.
Also included are instructions on how to build your own “itty-bitty
radio telescope” from an old satellite dish. Once you’ve built this
educational tool, the app guides you through a series of hands-on
experiments that illustrate the basics of radio observations. The
experiments include observing the Sun, detecting the radio waves coming
naturally from your own body, and finding geosynchronous satellites in
RadioSky is a valuable resource for educators, experimenters, and anyone
interested in the Universe and how it works.
Download this free iOS app from the App Store: