Chart the stars on your BlackBerry

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StarsStargazers are in for a bit of a treat today, as Starry Night has announced that that their sky-charting software is now available for free on BlackBerry and iPhone. All you have to do is punch in your ZIP or postal code and you’ll get some coordinates. You can set the time and date of the map, as well as which direction you’re facing. On top of that, if your device is packing GPS, it’ll grab the coordinates from there. For anyone who’s into astronomy, you can download over the air from space.com/nightsky/blackberry.html. We’d be interested in seeing what the coverage is like for their maps, so anyone outside of North America, feel free to drop a comment and let us know how Starry Night works.

  • GB

    I downloaded this, as we have super clear starry nights here in the Cayman Islands, but it does not recognize any Cayman postal code, so we will keep looking up and guessing what is what up in the sky………..

  • GB

    I downloaded this, as we have super clear starry nights here in the Cayman Islands, but it does not recognize any Cayman postal code, so we will keep looking up and guessing what is what up in the sky………..

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info/ bbcurve8300

    Hmmm…interesting, but not really useful to the masses.

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info bbcurve8300

    Hmmm…interesting, but not really useful to the masses.

  • dario

    It doesn’t seem to work outside of North America at all. It keeps saying “Unable to look up location name” after entering latitude and longitude, and it won’t load map.

  • dario

    It doesn’t seem to work outside of North America at all. It keeps saying “Unable to look up location name” after entering latitude and longitude, and it won’t load map.

  • ertv

    I´m Trying with BB8100 in Spain and it doesn´t work

  • ertv

    I´m Trying with BB8100 in Spain and it doesn´t work

  • krees23

    I just loaded it on my Curve – 8320. After putting in my zip code, I hit the send button and I get a blank screen. That’s it.

  • krees23

    I just loaded it on my Curve – 8320. After putting in my zip code, I hit the send button and I get a blank screen. That’s it.

  • BB Convert

    Rogers users, has anyone tried this app on the Bold yet? This should be great for anyone with a telescope. I’m going to get the Bold as soon as AT&T rolls it out, but was disappointed that Handango didn’t have any astronomy apps. It’s great to know that Starry Night is available (and free!), but I’d like to know if this app will work on the Bold.

  • BB Convert

    Rogers users, has anyone tried this app on the Bold yet? This should be great for anyone with a telescope. I’m going to get the Bold as soon as AT&T rolls it out, but was disappointed that Handango didn’t have any astronomy apps. It’s great to know that Starry Night is available (and free!), but I’d like to know if this app will work on the Bold.

  • Mike

    Same as krees23…It doesn’t find my postal cade and after sending…all I get is a blanc screen! Not impressed!

  • Mike

    Same as krees23…It doesn’t find my postal cade and after sending…all I get is a blanc screen! Not impressed!

  • jon

    Just loaded it on my Curve 8330 4.5 ,living in Tennessee and it works perfect. Very cool it’s that its free. If anyone has other free ota apps of this kind please post. And if there’s anything in particular your looking for, just ask I may be able to help.

  • jon

    Just loaded it on my Curve 8330 4.5 ,living in Tennessee and it works perfect. Very cool it’s that its free. If anyone has other free ota apps of this kind please post. And if there’s anything in particular your looking for, just ask I may be able to help.

  • Fabrice

    Work well from France but no option for gps :-(

    BB8900

  • Fabrice

    Work well from France but no option for gps :-(

    BB8900

  • http://lambertdrive.net/toptoxblog.html Gary

    I’m an amateur astronomer. This is pretty but not worth the space. Shows wide angle views of the sky in the N,S,E,W directions with ability to adjust time in 1 hour increments but that’s about it. I couldn’t find a way to zoom to a more detailed view. I will be sticking with Astromist and The Sky Pocket Edition on my old HP IPAQ both of which have much more utility including the ability to control my telescope over a bluetooth connection so all I do is point to an object and the telescope goes there.

  • http://lambertdrive.net/toptoxblog.html Gary

    I’m an amateur astronomer. This is pretty but not worth the space. Shows wide angle views of the sky in the N,S,E,W directions with ability to adjust time in 1 hour increments but that’s about it. I couldn’t find a way to zoom to a more detailed view. I will be sticking with Astromist and The Sky Pocket Edition on my old HP IPAQ both of which have much more utility including the ability to control my telescope over a bluetooth connection so all I do is point to an object and the telescope goes there.

  • Shr00009

    Doesnt work in India :(

  • Eddie Bird

    Doesnt work on my “BB torch” in Central Australia