Google Sky gets an update

I’m in Washington DC this week for one of my jobs and it’s a bit hectic around here, but just a quick note to let you know that Google Sky has gotten an update. Writes STScI’s Alberto Conti:

The American Astronomical Society 211th meeting is going on and Google has a workshop there.
So the GoogleSky folks added a lot of layers to Sky.

GoogleSky really looks much nicer now!

And indeed, if you now look at the default layers, you will find whole new series of folders: Featured Observatories, Current Sky Events, Education Center, Historical Sky Maps… Not all of them are filled yet, but I’m sure they soon will be. Enjoy.

[Update 2008-01-10: Google Lat-Long Blog now has the announcement.]