Want astronomy apps? There's a catalog for that

December 30, 2011 By Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today
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With the plethora of mobile apps now available for astronomy applications, its hard to keep track of them all.

Thanks to Andy Fraknoi and the there’s now a catalog for that. “This catalog is a first attempt to make a list of those of particular interest to astronomy educators,” wrote Fraknoi.

The catalog, published by the Astronomy Education Review, includes a short description and reviews of some — but not all — the apps to help people distinguish which app will best cover their needs. However, “the number of apps is fast outpacing the ability of reviewers to keep up,” Fraknoi said, adding that suggestions and additions for this catalog are most welcome.

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More information: Click here to access the app catalog.

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