Most iPhone users probably have a calendar to help them keep track of what is happening in their daily life. But astronomy fans of any level can now be informed of celestial events of any kind with the new Solaris Sky Calendar.
As the name suggests, it will notify you when a specified astronomical event happens at your location. It’s dark theme is perfect late night star watching sessions. As a cool touch, there are a number of Easter Eggs and hidden gems that can unlock additional functionality.
A calendar of the skies
Thanks to your iPhone’s GPS, the app can show you celestial events that will happen at your specific location. You can also read about when to observe and if you’ll need a telescope or binoculars. The app will also show you more information about the specific phenomenon.
In the app’s settings, you can select exactly what event’s you’d like to be notified about - everything from a spacecraft event to a solar eclipse.
You can also read about the timing and equipment needed to view the event.
Solaris Sky Calendar is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and can be downloaded now on the App Store for $1.99.
I really enjoyed getting to use the app, and even if you’re the least bit interested in astronomy, definitely check it out. While it’s not as wide ranging as other astronomy apps, it does a great job focusing on the celestial events you can view at your location. While I don’t get to do much stargazing in a big city, I’m looking forward to trying it in a more hospitable location soon.