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Calling all amateur astronomers!

Reach for the stars. Learn about star gazing apps that will help you understand our universe.

Since the dawn of time mankind has gazed at the night sky. Our ancestors grouped the stars into the constellations that we are familiar with today, depicting mythological creatures. Technology now means we can get closer to the stars, understanding our universe better.

Download a Star watching app to your devices (phone or tablet), such as Skyview, Star Walk or Night Sky. Then on a clear night, take your family outside and point your device up to the heavens, the app will guide you to the stars and constellations location and identify them.

Try and find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.

Star gazing is an exciting and surprisingly satisfying pastime and thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to reach for the stars and discover the amateur astronomer in you.

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