2013 finalist in the Family category of TabTimes' best tablet app contest;"Distant Suns is easy to use and understand. The graphics are amazing. I use it every chance I get. I love showing people the stars." Lee Brandon-Cremer, Space Shuttle AlmanacDistant Suns has been your personal guide to the cosmos since 1985. First on the desktop, now right in your hands. While others play games, you can travel to the stars.Award-winning Distant Suns has the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy apps for casual sky watchers as well as serious astronomers. Named in the "100 Essential Apps" by iLoungeFeatured on NPR's MarketPlace Features include:No Internet required. Just a sense of wonder.View from the Earth or out in the solar systemObserve the targets being monitored in real-time, by the SETI Institute for signs of possible extraterrestrial intelligenceCompass aware (iPhone/iPad only). Simply aim and gaze.Over 300,000 pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand with support for up to 17 million.Integrated with NASA's Night Sky Network space events in your area (US only at present)What's Up? Gives a quick one snapshot overview of the evening's skyRealistic ghostly band of the Milky WayStories behind each constellationViewpoint Lock keeps any planet centeredCurrent weather patterns on the earth, updated dailyChange the look of the starsGalaxies, nebula and star clustersHubble Space Telescope imagesAll 8 planets (Pluto is optional)GPS aware Special color mode preserves your night vision.Touch the sky to reveal hidden data for each objectPlanetary data and informationFirst Light is a proud member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers with family-friendly apps.Twitter: @distantsuns, @lazyastronomerAIM : lazyastronomerSupport: www.distantsuns.com
What's new in version 3.4.14
Now shows where each the Keck telescopes are pointing in real-timeTwitter account no longer needed
ReleaseJuly 26, 2015
Date AddedJuly 26, 2015
Additional RequirementsCompatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.