StarGazer is a project focused on educating the scholars of the future. The first part of the project will be a wall hung tapestry with various constellations, planets, and other astral bodies on it. By scanning these objects with the StarGazer app, a page with info about the scanned object will appear. This page will talk about the location of this object, who discovered the object, and other pieces of info, as well as whether or not the object is easily visible due to light pollution. Branching from this, the secondary function of this app will be to educate people about the effects of light pollution on the vision of our night sky, and the animals in our environment. Light pollution is most commonly caused by the lights from cities, street lights, and house lights, as well as from cars. Light pollution makes the night sky much more difficult for us to see, and helping to educate people about how to limit their light pollution, while also educating them about the wonders of space will help give another generation of astronomers the curiosity for what lies beyond the limits of our world.
To try out the prototype of my product, visit https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1Vv9oCNu_pwnb8lg5cTU_lotm_DrygZZiUUE58Snit3Y/edit?usp=sharing and use a QR scanner on your phone.