Mostly, we star gaze from our backyard in the ‘burbs -- not a "dark-sky certified" area with a dramatic showing of stars hidden by the pollution of city lights. But that's the point: there's so much to see, even in our own backyard! Our favorite function is the "tour" which lets us sit back and look upward while listening to a Top 20 list of objects identified as optimal for viewing based on the date, time, and location of our session. The audible lessons are really interesting and fun -- usually consisting of highlights and some esoterica of the object under observation.You can purchase the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium at Amazon.com.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Kevin Kelly has a personal review of the GPS-powered SkyScout Personal Planetarium, which sounds like a lot of fun for the amateur astronomy buff: