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Games

The Best Space RPG MMO: Eve Online

Eve online is the ultimate space exploration and space battle sandbox that is community driven. It is a highly competitive and unforgiving game that isn’t for everyone as your pretty much on your own in terms of learning how to survive.

But you have different options how you wish to play the game, you can pursue a life of space exploration, warfare where you take part in endless space battles with other ships or learn to mine, trade and make money.

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Games

Star Wars: A Space RPG where the Galactic Republic clash with the Sith Empire

Star Wars The Old Republic tells the story of the battle between The Empire and The Republic in a superb way that is exciting plus totally consuming in every regard. It is a multi player online game that involves all the famous Star Wars characters that fans of the films will love plus the bonus is you actually get to choose which one you would like to play and which side you would like to be on.

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Games

Simple Rockets Review: A Rocket Building Space Exploration Game

It’s not rocket science is it?

Actually it is, Kepler wrote the equations to open up rocket building 400 years ago, and this cute indie title – SimpleRockets uses those equations to model extremely realistic orbital physics as you build your own rocket to launch with and explore space!

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Telescopes

Computerised Telescopes for Advanced Users

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Computerised Telescope

We’re in £1000+ territory with the NexStar 8 SE, but with the hefty price tag comes not only a name you can trust, but also some seriously high-end optical equipment. However, expensive doesn’t necessarily mean superior – you need to be aware of your astronomy-related intentions before blindly spending this much money on a telescope.

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Telescopes

Telescopes for Beginners including Travel-Scopes

As an astronomer just starting up in the field, it’s almost certain that you’ve already glanced at the seriously expensive and highly complex stargazing rigs available for the advanced user. Purchasing something like the Celestron NexStar 8 SE Computerised Telescope when you’re just starting off is a complete misfire, however. There are plenty of top-class telescopes for travelling that perfectly fit the bill for beginners looking to widen the opening of the ajar astronomy door, with a selection of the very best telescopes for beginners listed and briefly reviewed below.

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Star Gazing Apps

SkEye: An advanced Planetarium and PUSHTO guide for telescopes

Astronomy is quite the complex craft, usually with professionals in the field requiring years of study and knowledge of the night sky that would have given even Patrick Moore a run for his money. For the aspiring astronomer, simply owning a telescope sometimes isn’t enough; you need to know where to point your expensive telescope once you’ve got it set up. This is where SkyEye comes in, acting as sky-mapping interface, an intermediary between the cold, expensive hardware of the telescope and the amateur astronomers’ brain.

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Star Gazing Apps

Star Chart: A virtual planetarium in your pocket

There are countless apps available these days that attempt to piece together regular functions with an augmented reality feature, and this is almost always done for the sake of novelty whilst serving no real or functional purpose. Star Chart, a mobile app from Escapist Games, is a bit different: its augmented reality functionality is central not only to the app’s design, but also its very purpose in the first place.

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Star Gazing Apps

Solar Walk Planets App Review

A 3D solar system model for Android, iOS

There’s enough general astronomy/cosmology apps out there to satisfy the needs of a large proportion of mobile-phone users, so why not experience a more focused space-based app with Solar Walk – Planets? Having been downloaded over 6 million times, Solar Walk’s appeal is its high-fidelity model of our Solar System.

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Star Gazing Apps

Solar Walk 2 App Review

A powerful interactive encyclopedia of the solar system

Vito Technologies’ Solar Walk has become one of the rare series of astronomy apps that actually attempt to impress its user base through innovation and improvement. This has never been more true than it is of Vito Technologies’ latest app, Solar Walk 2. Improving on the original in terms of both content and design, this sequel takes the user on yet another guided tour through outer space, but with an ace up its sleeve: full 3D representations of each of the planets of our solar system, a feature that’s noticeably absent from a majority of the astronomy-app competition. Improvements from the original range from upgraded textures of objects to more substantial data sets, superior physics, and even integration of major space missions launched by humanity.

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Star Gazing Apps

Sky View Free App Review

A Beautiful and Intuitive Stargazing App for Android & iOS

Even for the younger generations of today, it can still be quite amazing to think what technology can do. This has never been truer for the aspiring astronomer, a field for which the phrase “there’s an app for that” has never been so helpful. SkyView Free is the free-to-use app from developers Terminal Eleven that essentially takes an advanced level as astronomical knowledge and lays it bare on the screen of your mobile device. Using the GPS technology within your device, SkyView Free allows you to identify all of the known constellations, individual stars, galaxies, and even satellites, all from the palm of your hand. It’s got more depth in its functionality, too, which is covered in this review.