Summer nights are great for all kinds of outdoors activities and being the stargazing geeks that we are, we just have to share our obsession with the night sky. We are excited to announce the beginning of the fifth annual Star Walk Month of Astronomy. Every year we choose the most eventful month in terms of things to watch in the sky and share all plans and discoveries with 10 million Star Walk fans all over the world. Get some friends, take some photos, win an iPod touch and more!
July 25 – August 8
For two weeks we will hold Astrophotography Contest (here’re few tips on how to make astro photos) on Star Walk Facebook page. If you want to take part:
- Post your astrophotography work on Star Walk FB page from July 25 to August 6
- Add #SWMonthofAstronomy in the description
- Stay tuned, as there will be two winners (the winner of the 1st week and the final one)
August 8 – August 22
Don’t miss your chance to win an iPod touch 16 GB in the Month of Astronomy Giveaway. More details about the giveaway you will find in August on Star Walk FB page.
And here is what the sky will show during the Month of Astronomy.
Two meteor showers will peak – Alpha Capricornids and the Southern Delta Aquariids
The closest full moon of the year – the Super Moon
Perseids meteor shower peak
Kappa Cygnids meteor shower peak
How to watch the events?
All the astronomy events mentioned above can be easily found in Star Walk app.
Users of Star Walk app on iOS:
Tap on the Menu button in the lower right corner of the screen and open the Calendar. If you tap on the event in the Calendar, the app will guide you to the center of the show in the sky. Clock icon in the Calendar sets the notification so you won’t miss the event.
Tap on the Search icon in the lower right corner of the screen, then type the name of the object you are looking for in the search line. Choose the object, activate your Star Spotter by tilting your device, and let the green arrow show you the way.