We discovered a cool iPad app not long ago called Sky Guide. With it, you hold your iPad up to the sky and it will tell you what stars and constellations you’re looking at. If you’ve ever wondered the name of a really bright star you’re seeing, or would like to know if a certain constellation is visible, this app allows you to easily do that. Additionally, it’s kind of interesting if you hold it down to the ground, you can determine what the other side of the world is seeing! Our kids have really enjoyed this and we look forward to using it throughout the different seasons as different constellations become visible.
A few nights ago we were able to identify many of the bright stars we were seeing and locate several constellations.
The Big Dipper