What’s That In The Sky? Let’s Check The Star Chart App!

While I’m not a huge fan of cold winter nights even I have to admit nothing beats a clear winter night sky for seeing the stars.  They just seem clearer and brighter somehow in the crisp evening air.  A lot of times when I’m out with the kids though I’ll say, “Look at those stars!” and get a lackluster reply that goes something like (looking up for half a second), “Yeah, that’s cool mom.”

Then I found this app called Star Chart.  It’s a FREE app (though you can buy upgrades) and once you download it you can do something really cool.  Point your phone at a group of stars or even a cool looking part of the sky and the app will map out constellations and even provide information about their location, history, etc… for you.  In 30 seconds you can turn, “Yeah, that’s cool mom,” into, “Cool, what’s that one!”

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About kkokkotos

As a Cub Scout mom and busy professional, I want to create fun experiences and memories for my children that don't take a ton of time or require my own craft room and trust fund. Though a trust fund would be nice someday...
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