Best Astronomy Apps for Android

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 08-20-2017

Sky Map
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Sky Map

Android

Seller: Sky Map Devs

30 3

Anyone who loves anything related to the skies or outer space will find this open-source sky map highly useful. Donated by Google, it aims to help you find the locations of space objects such as stars, planets, moons, and more. View what's up there without leaving the comforts of your roof.

This sky map is perfect for people who are huge fans of space, parents who want to teach children about planets and constellations, budding astronomers, and avid stargazers. Quickly search a sky object you want to view, point your phone in the direction of the arrow that appears, and you're good to go. No need for giant telescopes!

▲View stars, planets and the rest of space wherever you are.

▲"Toggle night mode" gives you an alternative way to view the skies.

▲Find constellations, planets, moons and more by following the arrow's direction.

▲Activate "Time Travel" mode to view space conditions in the past or future.

Want to see the sky conditions in the past, maybe during that special solar eclipse or that time when Apollo 11 made a landing on the moon? How about figuring out planet and star positions 20 years from now? Use the "Time Travel" feature and jump through light years! Give your phone to your kids and open their minds to the wonders of outer space. Teach them about our solar system, about star patterns, and more. With a visual map to aid their learning, together you'll be able to appreciate the skies better!

Android
Sky Map

Sky Map

Free

Meteor Shower Calendar
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Meteor Shower Calendar

Android

Seller: ccw

30 3

Stargazers who use apps for meteor showers tend to end up relying on complex information to track theses astrological wonders. That is not such a good thing when you are trying to show the stats of a meteor shower to people who don’t know much about astronomy to begin with.

Fortunately, this simple meteor shower app is ideal for teaching the basics to beginner stargazers. Just scroll down to see the information on all the on-going meteor showers of the month. You can see the start, peak, and ending dates of all events, as well as what the moon phase will be on those nights!

▲ Get the list of all ongoing meteor showers for the month. Scroll down for more.

▲ Each meteor shower comes with a general image of its formation as well what phase the moon will be on its peak date.

▲There is also a weather forecast that you can consult so you can see if the sky’s clear enough to view.

There is also a graph that presents additional information about these meteor showers such as their number of stars. And much like the calendar, the information is simpler to digest for those studying these celestial events for the first time. That is why an app like this is ideal for stargazing camps with kids. The same goes for dates! Sharing a nice bit of trivia or two is always a good way to make something more meaningful. Meteor showers are no exception!

Android
Meteor Shower Calendar

Meteor Shower Calendar

Free

Astronomy 101
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Astronomy 101

Android

Seller: DroidBottle

30 3

Are you curious of how our solar system functions? Discover more of what your eyes can see with this concise guide to take your mind to the stars of the galaxy. When you hit the start button, you are immediately taken on an educational journey of pictures and texts from topics such as astronomy basics to "Deep Space."

Every module is broken down into different topics which you can scroll through or search by name on the toolbar. Content is presented with a white font face over a cosmic background. Moreover, you also have the option to subscribe to newsletters via email.

Android
Astronomy 101

Astronomy 101

Free

Deep Astronomy
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Deep Astronomy

Android

Seller: Deep Astronomy

30 3

Are you the ultimate space fan? Intensify your knowledge by uncovering the universe's deepest secrets with this impressive app! Come across topics from the mysterious black holes to supernovas to even the milky way. Keeping you posted with the most recent scoops on the galaxy, you're definitely in for an awesome space adventure!

Gather your friends and collect as much information as you can from various articles found in the app that will surely spark your interest!

▲ Take pleasure in reading up on your favorite topics and articles!

▲ Enjoy watching weekly podcasts to learn more about what's happening in outer space.

With this app, you'll find a lot of interesting theories on the different phenomenons in space. Also, you can always leave comments or even discuss with others on who agrees or disagrees with said theories. The best part is that you can share and debate your different opinions!

Whether you're trying to look for a certain topic related to the discussions you have in class or you just love discovering what's out there, then this app is perfect for you!

Android
Deep Astronomy

Deep Astronomy

Free

Galaxy BM Theme
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Galaxy BM Theme

Android

Seller: Featuredtheme

30 3

Truly make your device your own as you switch the theme for a love story written among the stars! Stand out from other vanilla phones with this backdrop on your device!

With the cosmic romance wallpaper, you will feel a sense of a love destined for the heavens. See an astronaut offer all the planets of the solar system as a gift of balloons to his beloved. The cute and custom icons will add an adorable touch, reminiscent of a romantic, space-travelling prince.

Feel a sense of hope as you navigate through your various menus! See a cute, cosmic love story play out every time you open your device!

Android
Galaxy BM Theme

Galaxy BM Theme

Free