Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Google Sky

The New York Times and the BBC, among others, have reported that Google is set to launch a new application called Google Sky (take a look at the demo here (warning: video plays immediately)).

Unlike Google Mars and Google Moon (both based on Google Maps- zoom in on Google Moon to find out what the moon is really made of...), Google Sky will not be a separate application from Google Earth: users will need to download Google Earth. It will allow users to locate and zoom in on actual photographs taken of the night sky.

Google Sky should make a robust addition to the other sky-watching software out there.

For more information about resources for stargazing see this previous blog entry .