Carina Suspends $0.01 Astronomy Software Offer

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon Landing, Carina Software previously announced that its desktop astronomy software, Voyager and SkyGazer for Mac and Windows, would sell for US$0.01 for one day only, Jul 20th. Due to server overloading, Carina has had to suspend that offer. Two iPhone apps remain free for today only.

In a note on its Website, Carina said, in part:

Demand was so high that our automated serial-number generator, which emails serial numbers to customers, was sending out several thousand emails per hour - putting us in violation of our Terms of Service (TOS) agreement, and causing our email service to be suspended....After continued discussion with our web-hosting provider, it is unlikely that we will be able to continue providing our desktop software as one-cent downloads for the remainder of the day. If this situation changes, we will let you know here, first.

The iPhone apps, SkyVoyager and SkyGazer, will remain free on the Apple App store for the rest of the day only.