2008/03/16

Google Summer of Code Ideas

Among the project we'd like to work on this summer, if with any luck we get accepted as a mentoring organization (again) and get students interested in our work, are ideas for astronomical content on other platforms/devices. The iPhone comes to mind.

So... here are a few ideas:
  • Use the built-in (crude) GPS on the iPhone to geo-tag your sky images. Unfortunately, the iPhone's camera is terrible, but one can imagine using it the position to show you the sky about in GoogleSky (web).
  • Galaxy Classification (ala GalaxyZoo), but using your iPhone
  • OPO's content on an iPhone that is location aware
  • VO Data, extending Mike Fitzpatrick's work (which I think is absolutely GREAT, more on this later).