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I love it
I am a young astronomer I love space and this app teachs me all about it
Jking12 on Jul 8, 2013 for Solar Walk
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Beyond amazing 3D simulation of the solar system
This is a wonderful addition to my many astronomy apps. Unlike the standard planetarium apps this one is almost exclusively a 3d simulator of the solar system. If you want a more traditional planetarium app (showing you the night sky above you) this is NOT the app for you. Their "Star Walk" or other planetarium App would be better for that use. It does also give some views and information of stars relatively close to us and a view of the Milky Way - however this information is of very limited value or interest for my use. I often conduct public presentations on astronomy and this app is a favorite with my audience. One of my favorite activities is to share views of a flyover of the International Space Station. This app allows me to show a live simulation of Space Station as it approaches us and passes by. This is truly spectacular for the audience and allows them to see for themselves why the space station is visible as a bright star above them as it passes by at over 17000mph and more than 200 miles above. The 3d animations of numerous space missions are well worth the purchase. Just note that some of these downloaded mission animations are only visible from the "extras" menu not from the identically named missions in the standard search tool. The high resolution surface maps of the earth/moon etc are also very much welcomed. Without this the views of the earth while looking at the ISS or other satellites looks rather blocky. I did not give the app a 5 star rating. I dropped one star as the app is lacking some needed functionally in time controls. It's very useful to be able to set the time to any date/time in the future. This allows me to setup the view of the ISS as it will appear above my location at some future date. However once you select a date there is no way to set the time progression back to normal. I am looking for some way to just set the time progression back to normal. Currently all you can do is a "flick" maneuver to have time progress either forward or backwards but it is far faster than real-time. I would love to see a feature added to the app to show predictions of when the ISS will make an overflight of the users location. With that said - I still recommend this app most highly. Everyone should buy it.
LiamAstro on Jul 7, 2013 for Solar Walk
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I want the code now!
Some please me the code it won't tell us the code just a survey =.=
Ismara17 on Jul 7, 2013 for Solar Walk
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Fantastic 3D
The 3D is amazing
Praval Athani on Jul 6, 2013 for Solar Walk
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Lo mejor
Jan79001 on Jul 6, 2013 for Solar Walk
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The best reason to connect to a big screen!
This app is fantastic. I can demonstrate to my children things about planetary motion that are very difficult to explain. Graphics are so fantastic and movement/zoom so smooth that you will simply be blown away when you connect to your television. Have not tried the 3D glasses yet, but that's got to be amazing!
SterlingRex on Jul 4, 2013 for Solar Walk
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