Sky Map

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Sky Map
Sky Map logo.png
Developer(s) Google
Carnegie Mellon University
Operating system Android
Type Planetarium software
License APL 2.0
Sky Map in use on a Nexus One

Sky Map is an Android planetarium software application.[1][2]


Sky Map was designed and developed by a group of Google engineers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of their 20% time.[3]


On January 20, 2012, Google announced a student development partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and released Sky Map under the Apache 2.0 open source license.[4]


The project is presently available in the form of a GitHub repository.[5]

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  1. ^ Temperton, James (2011-11-22). "Google Sky Map for Android helps you explore the universe". Computeractive. Incisive Media. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  2. ^ Baig, Edward C. (2010-11-17). "Google Sky Map Android app travels through time". USA Today. ABC News. Archived from the original on 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  3. ^ Walker-Morgan, Dj (2012-01-23). "Google's Sky Map for Android now open source". The H. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  4. ^ Taylor, John; Serafini, Kevin (2012-01-20). "Open-sourcing Sky Map and collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University". Research @ Google. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  5. ^ "stardroid". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 

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