Phone App

Nitzschke image of boats and transit of setting sunUPDATE (March 2012):   The Transit of Venus phone app is now available for free download:

In centuries past, explorers traveled around the globe to time a transit of Venus to determine the size of the solar system. We invite you to inspire international collaboration during the 2012 transit of Venus by enabling a digital re-creation of those global expeditions.  A web-based phone application would allow citizens around the world to witness this rare phenomenon and to contribute their observation to a collective experiment. This will literally be the last such opportunity in your lifetime.  

Screenshots of sample ToV phone appTo appeal to a large audience and to have extended utility, the phone app would serve users before, during, and after the transit.  Prior to the levitra cheap transit, participants could practice timing the contacts using personas and local circumstances of past explorers.  Additionally, users could see predicted times of contact for their respective locations.

During the transit, the phone app would connect to a live webcast of the transit of Venus.  Registered users could depress a phone button at the moment of get free viagra internal contact (when Venus appears within the sun, just touching the sun's edge), and the app would record the look here buy online prescription cialis exact time and user's location, which would be sent to the global database.

After the transit, users can access their data on a map, edit their entry, and upload descriptions, text, images, or movies.  Other users can comment on buy discount cialis online entries.

Please join this effort spearheaded by the non-profit Astronomers Without Borders. 

UPDATE (March, 2012):   The Transit of Venus phone app is now available for free download:

IOS version

Android version