Astronomy mobile adds daily observing events

Posted by Chris Raymond
on Monday, January 31, 2011

Astronomy magazine’s mobile-friendly website just added another reason you should immediately bookmark http://m.astronomy.com in your smart phone’s browser. Already offering on-the-go access to the latest astronomy and space news, staff blogs, and our jaw-dropping Photo of the Day, Astronomy mobile now includes our popular “The Sky this Week” feature — for free.

Astronomy magazine’s mobile website, http://m.astronomy.com, now includes “The Sky this Week” to provide smart-phone users on-the-go access to the most popular information found on the magazine’s full website. Steve Stefanik photo
This daily digest of celestial events highlights the top reason(s) to “look up” every day. Each entry succinctly offers essential event details, why it’s significant, and how to spy it in your sky, wherever you call home. The week’s most significant occurrences also feature a photograph or an Astronomy magazine star chart to help you witness what’s going on overhead.

The informative photos and graphics in “The Sky this Week” will help you locate the most significant events in your night sky each week. Steve Stefanik photo
Unlike mobile apps that make you first pay a buck — yet can crash or still fail to deliver the same great information available to everyone else visiting their main website — Astronomy magazine’s mobile site doesn’t charge visitors or penalize mobile night-sky enthusiasts. There’s no additional cost to access our up-to-date observing info on the go, meaning you’ll get the same information and graphics you’ll find at www.astronomy.com — regardless of whether you subscribe to our magazine or not. All you need is your smart phone and Internet access.

Direct your smart phone’s browser to http://m.astronomy.com and check out what’s coming to a sky near you this week!

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