ann1106 — Announcement
Feel the Universe at Your Fingertips
Top Astronomy Apps for the iPad
28 March 2011
Access a universe of knowledge about the Universe with three new free iPad apps from ESO’s education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD), available just in time for the iPad 2.
Together with the European Space Agency (ESA), ePOD has launched the free ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images app, which brings users the best Hubble pictures from ESA, as NASA’s partner in this international project.
Making full use of the iPad 2’s new features, users will be delighted by some of the most dramatic views of the Universe taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as having the chance to learn more about astronomy. Each image is explained in a caption with additional information just a tap away. In the slideshow mode the Top 100 can be contemplated with background music from Zero Project, while each high resolution image makes full use of the bright iPad screen when used as wallpaper.
Feel the Universe at your fingertips by downloading the ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images app from the iTunes store.
Those who wish to test how much cosmic knowledge the new, lighter and slimmer iPad can access at any given point in spacetime, are encouraged to download the new Portal to the Universe app, a one–stop–shop for all things astronomy. Designed in a magazine style, this free app brings the latest scientific breakthroughs gathered from hundreds of sources every day. It has never been easier to be well informed about the latest space news.
ePOD has also launched the ESO Top 100 Images app, which brings users a selection of the best astronomy images taken by a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based telescopes from the Atacama Desert in Chile. You can download the app from the iTunes store.
The ESO Top 100 Images, Portal to the Universe, and ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images apps are open source apps designed and developed by ESO with Víctor R. Ruiz (linotipo.es). The project coordinator is Lars Holm Nielsen (ESO). The app includes creative commons music from the Greek group Zero Project. http://zero-project.gr/
- ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images app
- ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images online
- ESA/Hubble images
- ESO Top 100 Images app
- ESO Top 100 Images online
- ESO Images
- Portal to the Universe app
- Portal to the Universe website
Lars Holm Nielsen
Web & Advanced Projects Coordinator
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Phone: +49 89 320 066 15
Mobile: +49 151 2265 2416
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