New Astronomy Photographer of the Year App

[] Brighton, United Kingdom – Astronomy Photographer of the Year 1.0 for iPhone and iPad allows users to explore 90 breathtaking images of space on their iPad or iPhone – as featured in ‘New and Noteworthy’ in Reference in the US iTunes store.

Winning, runner-up and highly commended entries from all four years of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition are included within the app, in addition to judges’ comments and technical information about each image. Browse photographs in the following categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space, Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Best Newcomer, People and Space, and Robotic Scope.

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Sky at Night Magazine and features entries from all around the globe. An exhibition featuring winning photographs from this year’s competition is currently running at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, until 17 February 2013.

The app allows you to browse ninety stunning photographs, read comments from photographers and experts, bookmark your favorite image, play a slideshow of selected images and share any entry on Facebook, via Twitter or by email.

Feature Highlights:
* Browse 90 stunning photographs
* Read photographers’ & experts’ comments
* Bookmark images
* Create slideshow
* Share favorites

The perfect app for astronomy and photography enthusiasts from beginner to expert, the app provides inspirational images on the go.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 book, published by Collins, is available in most territories now from all good booksellers, hardback ISBN 978-0-00-748280-1 RRP 25. It will be on sale in the US from January 2013.

About Collins:
Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins UK, is one of the world’s leading atlas publishers. Founded in 1819 on the principle of “creating knowledge for all,” Collins offers an exceptionally wide choice for all reference needs.
Collins’ publishing continues to grow, with titles covering subjects from astronomy to zoology being produced in print, eBook and app formats. By pioneering new approaches to publishing, Collins will always provide people with the most up-to-date and accessible information-led products available.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* Optimized for the new iPad and iPhone 5
* 108 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.Aimer Media
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 1.0
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Aimer Media has been developing apps since 2009. Their app portfolio includes apps for UNESCO, Tate, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, Modern Toss and the Church of England, as well as for publishers such as HarperCollins, Insight Guides, Octopus, Osprey and BRF. Copyright (C) 2012 Aimer Media. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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