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    Re: Learn the stars, by phone
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2009 May 14, 16:16 -0400

    Yes, very good points.  Beats the heck out of a flashlight and
    holding sky maps upside down.  I can see the kids fighting over it
    now, though!  :)
    
    
    On May 14, 2009, at 3:17 PM,  wrote:
    
    >
    > Hi Fred.
    >
    > You wrote:
    > "That sounds very cool.  One quibble is that I'm not sure I would want
    > to call the ability to identify stars with an iPhone a "skill."  But
    > then kids are very skilled at operating such devices."
    >
    > Right. I agree. It's a tool that DEVELOPS that skill of finding
    > stars. And if you can't wait to get the tool on an iPhone or an
    > iPhony, I would add that Ken Gebhart's "Celestaire" sells the
    > currently-available SkyScout at a reasonable price along with a
    > nice selection of accessories:
    >   http://celestaire.com/catalog/Starfinding/Sky_Scout/
    >
    > Kevin Kelly's "Cool Tools" site has a nice review of SkyScout here:
    >   http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/003096.php
    > which does a nice job describing how kids take to it.
    >
    > -FER
    > PS: If you visit the "Cool Tools" site, try searching on
    > "Centennia" (shameless plug).
    >
    >
    > >
    
    
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