A love for astronomy and continually running into light pollution. We questioned and have produced a better way to appropriately get lost
What it does
We provide you with information about nearby astronomical events such as meteor showers and bioluminescent waters, as well as the best places to see the stars, such as observatories and peaks.
How we built it
We provide you with information about nearby astronomical events such as meteor showers and bioluminescent waters, as well as the best places to see the stars, such as observatories and peaks. Our user friendly interface can educate all ages, and our data is available cross platform on both mobile and the web. In ios, We implemented the radar.io Geocode functions to grab coordinates of the best places individuals could go to see certain events online. If they are interested in the event, we can navigate them using Swift’s MapKit Library. Our data is collected in a cloud database, which the ioS and Website utilizes to generate the most interesting events. Our site utilizes the Google Maps Places API, google cloud CLI, and Google Cloud Shell in order to access the database. No internet? no problem! We’ve implemented an offline GPS tracker using an Arduino Uno to communicate with nearby satellites. It grabs nearby weather conditions such as Temperature and humidity using a DHT 11, and transfers it into a json file which is sent to the frontend and stored as a text file. We parse through the data and run it through a function to determine whether it would be a good day for users to see specific events.
Challenges we ran into
Issues with the GPS libraries in the beginning issues with implementing UI
Accomplishments that we're proud of
completed project! nice ui!
What we learned
more about interesting phenomena happening near us!
What's next for Astronome
Connectivity and connection to a Software Defined Radio to connect with Weather Satellites for a more reliable database