Did you know there is an Easter bunny up in the sky? It is a constellation called Lepus lying just south of the celestial equator, immediately south of Orion. The legend states, that Orion, the hunter, and his hunting dogs (Canis Major and Canis Minor) are chasing the hare. Easter is a great time for stories and hunts, so let’s share some!
Show us your favorite constellation!
- Snap a pic of your favorite constellation (a screen shot from Star Walk will do*, hand drawn pic or actual photo is good too)
- Share it on Instagram
- Tag your pic with #starwalkeaster and @starwalkapp, and follow @starwalkapp
One #starwalkeaster Instagram, chosen at random, will win an iPad Mini.
So what will it be? Your zodiac sign or your fav greek god? Get creative!
Winner will be selected randomly, notified via Instagram, and announced on April, 5th here on our blog. Winner will receive 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini.
You can read the Official Rules here.
*To make a screen shot from Star Walk app, just find a constellation you like, tap Share button in the upper left corner of the screen, than tap Save to Camera Roll. Voila!
Amaze your sweetheart with the most romantic starry night date ever. Be creative and prepare everything beforehand. A bottle of wine, chocolate, candles are good attributes of the romance. That could not be enough to wow your second half. What else can be impressive? The stars.
Your iPhone or iPad can turn into a perfect guide of the night sky. What you need is Star Walk installed on your device. Once downloaded you’ll be able to name any bright star on the sky as well as read wealth of info about it. Here is a short video tutorial and you’re ready to conquer the hearts.
Happy St.Valentine’s Day!
From Star Walk Team
These days everybody is preparing for something. Some people are buying presents for their loved ones, others – canned food and matches. We’ll help one of you out with an iPad mini, it could be useful regardless of what happens. Just tweet what you need to prep for either Doomsday or Christmas, whichever mood you’re in.
The Giveaway runs from now through December, 27th. All you need to enter is:
1. Follow official Twitter account @StarWalk;
2. Tweet what you need to prepare for Doomsday or Christmas. Your tweet must include the words “To prep for #doomsday OR #xmas, I need … and an #iPad mini from @StarWalk”
3. Multiple entries are acceptable. Each tweet which includes “#iPad mini from @StarWalk” will count as an entry.
To prep for #doomsday, I need …(matches, axe, food…) and an #iPad mini from @StarWalk.
To prep for #xmas I need wrapping paper and an #iPad mini from @StarWalk
The winner will be chosen at random and announced on December, 28th! Increase your chances with each entry and good luck everyone!
Star Walk team
You can read official rules here.
It’s again this time of a year when we start getting pumpkins for further craving and needles for handmade costumes. Last year was a lot of fun with pictures of your Halloween costumes we received from all over the world, so this time we at Vito Technology decided both celebrate kids most favourite holiday and nurtures their creative spirit. Let our little users participate and draw that mysterious something they imagine as a ghost!
Young artists should be creative as much as possible and all artwork must be created solely by them. Once all artwork is submitted, vote will be open for public (indeed high time to ask your friends for support!) The new iPad as a main prize should also make a great inspiration.
You can enter the contest here.
Submission is open from now till October, 31st.
Vote starts on November, 1st and runs through November, 15th.
The winner will be announced on November, 16th.
Perseid meteor shower is known as one of the best skywatching events. It’s beloved by summer campers and often discovered by city dwellers who might be spending time in the country under dark starry skies, so get ready, guys!
Last summer a bright moon mucked up the opportunity to see more fainter meteors, but good news this year: the moon will be three days past last quarter phase on this peak morning.
Here are some tips for enjoying the show:
1. While the meteors radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero, you don’t have to know where that is to enjoy it. Just look up. They generally tend to appear in all parts of the sky.
2. Get away from light pollution. Jump in the car, pack a midnight snack, some blankets, and get out to the countryside.
3. The shower tends to be the most active in the early morning hours – so if you’re into catching sleep first – set the alarm, grab some coffee, and enjoy the show and subsequent sunrise.
4. It takes between 10-30 minutes for our eyes to truly adapt to darkness and offer the best views of the stars. Using a cell phone or a flashlight without a red filter instantly resets your night vision, so avoid turning anything on once you’ve settled in.
(or at least don’t forget to turn the Night mode on is Star Walk ;))
I wish you the best weather conditions and the most special people to share this event with you.