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Feel the Universe at Your Fingertips

Top Astronomy Apps for the iPad

28 March 2011

Access a universe of knowledge about the Universe with three new free iPad apps from ESO’s education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD), available just in time for the iPad 2.

Together with the European Space Agency (ESA), ePOD has launched the free ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images app, which brings users the best Hubble pictures from ESA, as NASA’s partner in this international project.

Making full use of the iPad 2’s new features, users will be delighted by some of the most dramatic views of the Universe taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as having the chance to learn more about astronomy. Each image is explained in a caption with additional information just a tap away. In the slideshow mode the Top 100 can be contemplated with background music from Zero Project, while each high resolution image makes full use of the bright iPad screen when used as wallpaper.

Feel the Universe at your fingertips by downloading the ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images app from the iTunes store.

Those who wish to test how much cosmic knowledge the new, lighter and slimmer iPad can access at any given point in spacetime, are encouraged to download the new Portal to the Universe app, a one–stop–shop for all things astronomy. Designed in a magazine style, this free app brings the latest scientific breakthroughs gathered from hundreds of sources every day. It has never been easier to be well informed about the latest space news.

ePOD has also launched the ESO Top 100 Images app, which brings users a selection of the best astronomy images taken by a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based telescopes from the Atacama Desert in Chile. You can download the app from the iTunes store.

Notes

The ESO Top 100 Images, Portal to the Universe, and ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images apps are open source apps designed and developed by ESO with Víctor R. Ruiz (linotipo.es). The project coordinator is Lars Holm Nielsen (ESO). The app includes creative commons music from the Greek group Zero Project. http://zero-project.gr/

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Contacts

Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Phone: +49 89 320 069 65
Mobile: +49 176 943 942 20
E-mail: osandu@eso.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ESO_Observatory

Lars Holm Nielsen
Web & Advanced Projects Coordinator
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Phone: +49 89 320 066 15
Mobile: +49 151 2265 2416
E-mail: lnielsen@eso.org

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The ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images iPad App
The ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images iPad App
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The ESA/Hubble Top 100 Images iPad App Screenshot
The Portal to the Universe iPad App Screenshot
The Portal to the Universe iPad App Screenshot
The ESO Top 100 Images iPad App Screenshot
The ESO Top 100 Images iPad App Screenshot

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