Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) offers App for Iphone, Ipad

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intellegence (SETI) has recently partnered with First Light Design (Distant Suns (max)) award-winning Distant Suns (max)(TM) Astronomy App for iPad(R) and iPhone(TM). According to SETI the apps will monitor the same sites that SETI is scanning for life. This app will indicate where SETI is scanning in real time.

Distant Sun’s includes augmented reality viewing and over 300,000 celestial objects. It is now one of the easiest to use astronomy apps for both casual sky watchers as well as serious professionals. Distant Suns (max) is available for iOS(R) devices on the App Store for $9.99.

“The SETI Institute is thrilled to be partners with Distant Suns,” said Dr. Jill Tarter, (Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI). “This has such a gorgeous palette and texture that the user has the sense of being part of the ongoing exploration of the planetary worlds being observed by the ATA.”

Features include:
* View the stars from the Earth or out in the solar system
* Augmented Reality Viewing overlays the sky with the local landscape
* What’s Up? Offers an overview of the evening’s sky
* GPS and Compass aware
* NASA’s Night Sky Network of local astronomical events (US only)
* Red Night Vision
* Real-time monitoring of where SETI is looking for extraterrestrial signals
* Stories behind each constellation
* Ability to touch the sky and reveal data for each object, including every planet
* Over 300,000 planets, stars, galaxies, nebula and star clusters
* Viewpoint Lock keeps any planet centered
* Current Weather patterns on the earth, updated daily
* Change the look of the stars
* Hubble Space Telescope images
* Interactive tour of the solar system
* And much more