W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch

W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch

Kamuela, Hawai‘i – Today, W. M. Keck Observatory launched a new smartphone app to stoke the curiosity and wonder of astronomy. KeckWatch was built by First Light Design – the makers of category definer Distant Suns – and offers mankind’s collected knowledge of the Cosmos on the screen of your iOS device. In addition to being able to easily identify stars and planets with both conventional and Hawaiian names, it offers a unique glimpse through...

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Distant Suns Astronomy App Makes Tracking Comet Pan-STARRS Easy

Comet watchers, stargazers, and the general public now have a simple and quick way to locate and track the first significant naked eye comet since 2007. First Light Design (Distant Suns) announces today the release of an update to its award-winning Distant Suns (max) Astronomy App for iOS. Dozens of comets are discovered each year, most shining at magnitudes that require very good telescopes to observe. Only the very few big and dramatic comets...

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Distant Suns Astronomy App and Astronomy Magazine Announce Strategic Partnership

News ticker of up-to-date space and astronomy news as well as content from Astronomy magazine and Astronomy.com now appear within Distant Suns Astronomy App. First Light Design (Distant Suns) and Astronomy magazine (Astronomy) announced a strategic partnership today. Content and up-to-date space and astronomy news from Astronomy magazine and Astronomy.com will now stream in a ticker within the Distant Suns Astronomy App for iOS devices. Distant...

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Distant Suns Astronomy App Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Sweepstakes

First Light Design (Distant Suns), is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its award-winning Distant Suns astronomy software and apps with a sweepstakes for everyone who enjoys stargazing, or knows someone that does. Originally released for the Commodore Amiga® in 1987, Distant Suns has been available on almost every computer platform and operating system. It is one of the longest-lived, continually published, consumer software titles still on...

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SETI Institute Partners With Distant Suns (max) Astronomy App To Provide Real-time Monitoring of Allen Telescope Array Extraterrestrial Targets

SAN JOSE, CA –  October 2, 2012 First Light Design ([Distant Suns (max)), today announced release of version 3.4 of its comprehensive, award-winning Distant Suns (max)™ Astronomy App for iPad® and iPhone™. It now features the ability to see the star systems that are being monitored in real-time by the SETI Institute for possible signs of extraterrestrial life. Whenever SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array near Mt Lassen in Northern...

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