Today, we are going to explore a popular, modern, and convenient means of exploring our universe, stargazing apps.¬†Available on the Apple App Store (iOS) and the Google Play store (Android), these apps use a multitude of information our mobile devices take in, including location (GPS or Wi-Fi), date and time, compass direction, and gyroscopic information so that your mobile device knows when and where it is, how it is oriented, and where it is pointing, so that it can show you a “virtual map” of any part of the sky, with labeled information about each star, planet, object, etc. 139 more words