Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, physical cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.
Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. However, the invention of the telescope was required before astronomy was able to develop into a modern science. Historically, astronomy has included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy and the making of calendars, but professional astronomy is nowadays often considered to be synonymous with astrophysics.
Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role, especially in the discovery and observation of transient phenomena. Amateur astronomers have made and contributed to many important astronomical discoveries. (Wikipedia Definition)
Based on the statements above, astronomy is one of the course is very complicated and difficult. Someone who wanna master astronomy have to more work hard. They are suggested to join at NASA or others if they are successful. But.... Do not be afraid. I am not describing more about this course but I will share to you how to learn astronomy in simply ways. This way is to increase your children knowledge about astronomy. By the development of smartphone and Android Operating system we can teach our children by only using smartphone or gadget.
This Android apps is one pocket in the form of education. By using this android application, we can observe celestial objects by simply moving the phone in the direction of where we want to observe the constellations. Star Chart is better used if the GPS is activated, so that we can connect with Google Sky Maps.
We do not wait for an adult to learn astronomy because now, we should be grateful of the presence of Star Chart in this android application. You can make a child love the world of astronomy using Android Star chart. This application is appropriate for elementary school children. This android app contains about astrology or astronomy and attempted to introduce various celestial body with sufficient explanation and image detail.
In fact the information is fairly complete, starting from the coordinates, family planet and distance to the earth. Another interesting thing from the application of Star Chart is the position of the smartphone can be changed, for example, someone was in the capital, and plans to take photos in one place with GPS coordinates. Live GPS data entered into the Star Chart, smartphones position seemed to be somewhere else. And the position of the image on your android device will appear as if you were there.
Well. Here is the features provided by this android app based on Xphones:
- Use simple, and we just need to put the android device above us.
- Can display the stars accurately, nearly 5000 stars.
- Able to show 88 images of galaxies by astronomers Johannes Hevelius.
- Features a powerful zoom.
- Can be configured easily.
- Can see the sky in the other parts of the world (by directing the phone down).
- Can be installed on the SD Card.
That's all about the Android Application to learn Astronomy. There are so many planet, asteroid, and meteoroid around of us. Allah is the God Creature. By using this application we can see a part of the God creature. Don't take too long! Go to Play Store then Download it.