TMO Background Mode: Interview with SCC Director of Mobile App Development Tim DeBenedictis

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Tim DeBenedictis is the co-developer of the astronomy sky charting app SkySafari. He’s now the Director of Mobile Application Development at Simulation Curriculum Corp. Tim was first inspired by the sky as a youth going on camping trips and being able to see the stars at night, something city dwellers seldom see. His dad was an avid bird watcher and always had a birding scope on the trips. One night, they pointed the scope at Jupiter and its moons. Tim described it as captivating and launched his interest in amateur astronomy. Later, that led to being a planetary science major at M.I.T. where he developed an extensive C++ code base for celestial mechanics. Years later, with that expertise, he co-developed SkySafari for the Mac, iOS and Android. Come take a grand celestial tour with us.

TMO Background Mode: Interview with SCC Director of Mobile App Development Tim DeBenedictis

3:36 PM Aug. 1st, 2016 — Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

Tim DeBenedictis is the co-developer of the astronomy sky charting app SkySafari. He’s now the Director of Mobile Application Development at Simulation Curriculum Corp. Tim...

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  1. Thanks to John for mentioning my iPhone astrophotography. You can see some of my showcase photos here:

    Great interview John. I was one of the early users of SkyVoyager thanks to Tim DeBenedictis back in 2009. I have used SkySafari Pro through all of its interations. I’m now a hard core user of SkySafari 5 Pro on my iMac 27″, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Pro 9.7″. Controlling my telescopes with SkySafari from an iPhone is really incredible. I use it especially to find, view, and photograph faint objects like Pluto and asteroids.

    Thanks to John for mentioning my iPhone astrophotography. You can see some of my showcase photos here:

    http://www.weasner.com/co/Photos/iPhone/photos.html

    Mike

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