Best Astronomy Apps

Astronomy apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to learn and experience more about space. Types include star maps, news, and research astronomy apps. Astronomy apps are great for those interested in stargazing and outer space.

Last updated 06-28-2017

Night Sky Tools - Astronomy
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Night Sky Tools - Astronomy

Android

Seller: Sappalodapps Development

35 3.5

Find yourself in awe as you gaze up above at our solar system. This interactive and informative tool will let you take a look at the night sky by using the sky map, planisphere, and polar finder. Aside from that, obtain detailed and accurate information regarding planets, satellites, visual binary and variable stars, exoplanets, comets, constellations, and other astronomical objects!

From calculating the atmospheric refraction, angular separation, and coordinate converter to checking out the Caldwell, Messier, and NGC/IC Catalogs - this accurate tool will provide you with all the information you need. Tap, swipe, and use the onscreen controls to acquire the data that you are looking for. Whether you are answering a homework about Hertsprung-Russel Diagram or are tasked to provide the time of the equinoxes, this night sky tool is your sure-fire ticket to ace your astronomy class!

Android
Night Sky Tools - Astronomy

Night Sky Tools - Astronomy

Free

Sha-Doh1989
3

November 15, 2016

Nice one! Pretty detailed and informative. The only weird thing is, it also has a caller ID function? Kind of strange for an astronomy app..

View-Master® Space
7

View-Master® Space

Android
iOS

Seller: Mattel

35 3.5

It’s your free ticket to space! This tool allows anyone who owns a View-Master VR viewer to have a look at an excellent virtual version of the interstellar environment! Have a 360-degree view of the galaxy and get acquainted with the different kinds of constellations, stars and planets!

Take a closer look at a spacecraft or get the chance to launch a shuttle by inputting a series of commands! Experience the thrill and adventure of exploring the cosmos using your VR viewer and phone! Simply launch the app, place your device inside the viewer and you’re ready to take off!

▲View gorgeous forms of popular constellations like "Ursa Major."

▲Get fast facts on random objects you see on this virtual space viewer.

Venture into a virtual, interplanetary exploration while experiencing the comfort of your own home! Be amazed by the awesome cosmic display and learn more about Mars and Earth’s similarity, the distance of Jupiter or the beauty of Ursa Major!

Turn your VR viewer into a planetarium and enjoy an educational virtual tour! Take a quick view of the stars before hitting the bed or while waiting for a once in a blue moon meteor shower! Bring the cosmos inside your mobile and be an instant space explorer!

Android
View-Master® Space

View-Master® Space

Free

sally_Sweet_tooth
4

January 4, 2017

Great sound effects and easy to get into it, and also the VR option is super cool. The only thing is, I found my phone got really hot really quickly when I was using it..

iOS
View-Master® Space

View-Master® Space

Free

Puzzle KebraKoko Solar System
8

Puzzle KebraKoko Solar System

Android

Seller: Owpoga.com

30 3

Familiarize the entirety of the solar system while having fun! In this classic-style sliding puzzle game, test your memory and solving skills as you try to place the sun and the other eight planets in order from top left to right. Carefully slide your finger to rearrange the puzzle pieces.

The controls might look easy, but the gameplay is where the real challenge is — you only have a single spot to move all the other planets! The game does not have a time limit, however you will be measured on how fast you can complete the puzzle. It is a race against time to align Sun to Neptune together!

▲ Test your knowledge of the solar system as you arrange the sun and the planets in order while having fun!

▲ Hone your memory and critical thinking skills across three different tile boards as you race against the clock!

With this solar system puzzle game, learning while having fun is now made possible, especially when it is your first time to learn about the planets. However, the challenge doesn't stop there! You can enhance and sharpen your memory and critical thinking skills by completing each of the 4x4 and 5x5 boards.

Packed with stunning graphics of Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and the Earth, you will get to familiarize yourself with all the planets just by looking at them. In addition, the planet's diameter is also shown below, as well as their Spanish and French name.

If you want to a game that will keep your hands busy while widening your knowledge of the solar system, this app is perfect for you! Master the alignment of the sun and each of the eight planets, and boost your solving skills after your astronomy class or while riding the bus on your way home!

Android
Puzzle KebraKoko Solar System

Puzzle KebraKoko Solar System

$0.99

ISS onLive
9

ISS onLive

Android

Seller: PoliLabs

30 3

Space has been always been a huge part of human dreams, and thanks to technology, progress. As a species, we have come a long way, and the International Space Station (ISS) is one of the modern marvels of technology. Now, in addition to see it crossing the night sky, take a look through its cameras and see the world the way it does!

This app allows you to view live feed from ISS's orbit around the Earth, and whatever it is watching, you can gaze upon it as well. In addition, so you know where it it, there is also a map of its trajectory, and directions. Take this chance to see the world from a new perspective -the cold, black vacuum of space!

▲ Watch the earth from the cameras of the International Space Station.

▲ You can choose from 2 cameras to get live feed of the earth and you can also track ISS's movement in the map.

▲ Know when the space station will pass over your place and see its trajectory on the map.

▲ Toggle the layers of the map and see which regions are still at night or at daytime.

▲ Enjoy the rare and beautiful view.

This app can give you a whole new perspective about the world you live in. You can now see its beauty from outer space. The app also allows you to track the trajectory of the ISS in real-time so you can set an alarm when the space station passes over where you are. Although, the live feed sometimes is not available due to some transmission difficulties from ISS, you just have to be patient and the transmission will return. Enjoy the fantastic view of the beauty of the Earth from space.

Android
ISS onLive

ISS onLive

Free

takeit_away833
5

November 16, 2016

Fun! Interesting seeing where the ISS is at the current moment, and works with my Chromecast which is cool. Makes you feel like you're in space yourself :)

SkEye | Astronomy
10

SkEye | Astronomy

Android

Seller: Harshad RJ

30 3

Sometimes night can’t come soon enough to see the shimmer of stars at night, or maybe you live in an area with high amounts of light pollution. You look up at the blue sky, and want to see the stars where they are right now, from where you’re standing.

Your wish might just be able to come through with the use of this astronomy app. All it needs are your coordinates, and it’ll give you an accurate star map, personalized to your spot at this time. Know where true north is, or see the positions of your favorite constellations, whenever you want, no matter what time of day it is!

▲First, specify a location. You can get a general location using your network or a more specific one with your GPS.

▲With that location as a starting point, the app will quickly determine where the stars are from your point on the planet!

▲Drag around to see the rest of the sky!

▲Zoom out to see the constellations or zoom in to see the individual stars!

▲Got to Quick Settings if you want to see a clearer outline of either one!

If you’ve got a telescope, this app can work with it using its PUSHTO feature. So whether it’s daytime or nighttime, this app stays handy whenever you want to see the stars. It’s got the outer space details for all sorts of stargazers, whether you’re an astronomy researcher or just a kid who wants to where the Big Dipper is. So long as you just love the stars and want to know where they always are, this app can be your guide!

Android
SkEye | Astronomy

SkEye | Astronomy

Free