Armagh Planetarium has launched ‘Pocket Sky’, a new app for iPhone, iPad and iPodTouch available for free from the iTunes store. This app is a result of collaboration between Dr. Tom Mason, Director of Armagh Planetarium and Mr John Kennedy of Craic Design.
This fantastic new app is a baby version of the very successful iPhone app ‘Pocket Universe’ also written by John Kennedy. This new FREE app allows the user to identify what is in the night sky and what constellations can be seen at that time. Pocket Sky users can also see the latest news about and from Armagh Planetarium.
Armagh Planetarium and NISP share common values, promoting careers in science and technology to Northern Ireland’s schoolchildren, so the Science Park is an appropriate location to launch this new app. NISP is sited at the place where at the beginning of the last century, the creative industry and innovation of Belfast manufactured the iconic White Star ocean liners, most famously Titanic.
Pocket Sky is a wonderful example of the resources that can be fitted on to small portable devices, giving the user access to high quality data and graphics. Now wherever you go, you can carry a little bit of the Planetarium in your pocket!
Here is a direct link to Pocket Sky at the App Store.