Skyscout: point and click to identify stars and planets

(via) Skyscout is a GPS-enabled handheld device meant to "point and click convenience to instantly identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more".

Identify: Simply point the SkyScout at any star in the sky and click the "target" button. The SkyScout will instantly tell you what object you are looking at.

Locate: To locate a star or planet, select the object's name from the menu and follow the directional arrows through the viewfinder. SkyScout tells you when you are on target. It's that easy!

Learn: Once you have targeted an object the real fun begins.

The SkyScout includes entertaining and educational audio and text information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about our most popular celestial objects.

Why do I blog this? I like this idea of using locative technology: deriving your location to spatial artifacts via GPS technology.

It's a bit cheesy anyway: you can get "text description of some of the coolest objects man has sent into space including the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle"...