2021-03-30

Abiro Stargazer

Know when observations are possible and convenient

Abiro Stargazer provides suggestions for when there are good conditions for stargazing.

It uses weather forecast data from SMHI (Sweden’s weather service) and OpenWeather (worldwide, but less reliable for Sweden).

The application is free and even ad-less, and can be seen as a demonstrator of what such weather services can offer.

It was initially made to help Astronomiska Sällskapet Tycho Brahe with what we call “road observations”, where we sync a suitable time and go out to suitable places in a group for joint observations and knowledge sharing.

Many other types of topic-specific weather applications could be made, like for hiking, sailing, farming etc, that are of course considered.