Android Appalooza Astronomy: Google Sky Map

It is, as the famous quote goes, full of stars. It’s also not just pretty, but educational and captivating at the same time. Google’s Sky Map opens your Android phone up to the universe.

Sure, you could use the GPS in your Android phone for boring everyday stuff like going to the shops to buy milk. But wouldn’t it be more grand to know the way to Alpha Centauri, even if the milk would be off by the time you got back? Google Sky Maps leverages the GPS in your phone to allow you to correctly view the constellations in the sky; not only will you appear to be a highly competent astronomer to your friends, but you might also learn something. [Google Sky Maps]