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Fraser
2006-Nov-03, 05:38 AM
I hope you all know by now that Universe Today publishes a daily guide of what you can see in the night sky every single night - <a href="http://www.astrowhatsup.com">Astronomy What's Up</a>. I just found out about a related service that sounds interesting. It's called <a href="http://www.ezipsky.com">eZipSky</a>, and they'll send your cellphone an SMS text message whenever there's something interesting happening in the night sky. Another cool feature is that they can send you an alert 30 minutes before the International Space Station will fly over your part of the sky.

I haven't had a chance to test it out with my cell phone, but they offer a free 10-day trial, so you can give it a try. If you do sign up, they charge $2.95/month for the service. Great idea!

Check out their site at <a href="http://www.ezipsky.com">www.ezipsky.com</a>

Fraser Cain
Publisher
Universe Today

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/11/02/ezipsky-astronomical-text-messages/)

AstronomyToday
2006-Nov-04, 12:57 PM
Although it doesn't mention it in their terms of service I presume this is service is offered in the USA only?

Looks like a good idea but a pity we can't try it out on this side of the pond! Can you get it in Canada Fraser?

eZipSky
2006-Nov-06, 08:32 PM
Hello,

Yes, eZipSky is currently only available in the US, but we're going to be expanding to other countries soon (starting with Canada and the UK, with others to follow).

You can email us at info@ezipsky.com (or me directly at stefan@ezipsky.com) to add yourself to our list, and we'll let you know as soon as eZipSky is available in your country.

Thanks for the interest!

-Stefan
stefan@ezipsky.com