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 05-28-2017

Solar Walk 2 Free
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Solar Walk 2 Free

Android
iOS

Seller: Vito Technology

30 3

Dive into outer space with this visually stunning, interactive learning tool that simulates our solar system based on real celestial mechanics and the most up-to-date photographic data available to mankind! Happily tour the sun and planets, orbit with satellites, and locate the position of stars and constellations.

Observe Kepler’s and Newton’s laws at work as you marvel at the planetary and satellite motions in orrery or true-to-scale views, powered by a “Smart Time Machine” that slows down and speeds up rotation and revolution when you zoom in and out. Freely access the past, present, and future life of our solar system - check the calendar to know about and witness thrilling astronomical events!

See Sputnik and other historical satellites fly over the Earth. Feel the pride and excitement as you travel through time to follow the voyages of mankind’s space missions, including Cassini-Huygens, Curiosity, and New Horizons - the timeline will tell you exactly when to witness their flybys, landings, and other milestones!

▲ Fulfill your space and time travel plans - see our solar system in motion from the past to the future!

▲ Beautifully up close and personal; explore planets and watch satellites and spacecrafts fly by!

▲ Delight in a timeline of space missions and astronomical events with accompanying images and descriptions!

Explore space with your headphones in to listen to a serene soundtrack. Learn exactly what you need to witness the next eclipse, equinox, solstice, or closest approach. Observe our solar system in the highest resolution of textures, complete with auroras, solar flares, and more. Live the dream and discover how it feels to take a walk in space, whether you are riding the bus or sitting on your bed during a restless night.

Freely hop from Mercury to Neptune. Explore the chilly expanse of the Kuiper Belt and visit Pluto and the hypothetical Planet Nine. Let the cosmos awaken your thoughts, emotions and ideas wherever you are on Earth. Satisfy the curiosity and grasp a better understanding of our solar system!

Android
Solar Walk 2 Free

Solar Walk 2 Free

Free

iOS
Solar Walk ™ 2 - Space Journey Through Time and Planets of the Solar System

Solar Walk ™ 2 - Space Journey Through Time and Planets of the Solar System

$2.99

Space Coloring Game
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Space Coloring Game

Android

Seller: ColorJoy

30 3

Relieve the stress of the day and embark on a cosmic adventure through coloring pages! Through this app, you will be able to color a total of 48 hand-drawn, astronomy-themed illustrations from the comfort of your mobile device.

To start, pick colors that you want to use on the drawing: you can enjoy a total of 16 hues. Then, tap the part of the drawing where you want to fill the color. For accuracy, pinch in and out to zoom on the screen. You can either use the "Fill" or "Pencil" mode to start. There are tips you can unlock in the app such as pen, crayon, paint brush, and pentel pen. There is even an eraser available if you decide to change the color!

Coloring is an effective way to lessen tension and stress, especially when you are really not in the mood. With the space artwork and bright colors, turn your bad days into bright ones!

Android
Space Coloring Game

Space Coloring Game

Free

Space Live
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Space Live

Android

Seller: www.mappstreet.com

30 3

Imagine working with NASA, and all you have to do round-the-clock is stare at the enormous beauty of the Earth and vastness of outer space. Lovely, isn't it? Broaden your knowledge about outer space by reading interesting articles and news, or watch live videos from the International Space Station (ISS) on your device. Behold the beauty of Earth! Familiarize yourself with its characteristics, and watch it rotate in orbit.

Check out exclusive footage from space by watching "Live Space" and "NASA TV." Want to see amazing pictures taken from beyond the Earth? Go to the "Images" section and browse through wonderful snapshots — "Five Planets and the Moon over Australia," "Human as Spaceship," and the "Perseid from Torralba del Burgo."

Android
Space Live

Space Live

Free

Starlight - Explore the Stars
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Starlight - Explore the Stars

Android

Seller: Gyrocade

30 3

See a starry night—even if it's gloomy outside! Turn your device into a magical lens and view the constellations through fast navigation. Appreciate millions of stars and observe the solar system in a streamlined stargazing app!

Familiarize yourself with constellations high above, such as the Canes Venatici and Ursa Major; know where their exact spots are and discover their formation—all in your hand. Watch as they come to life! Broaden a child's interest in astronomy, opening his or her eyes to how great our universe is. Turn boring nights to exciting ones as you gather up the family and share the experience!

Android
Starlight - Explore the Stars

Starlight - Explore the Stars

Free

Star Walk Kids: Space Explorer
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Star Walk Kids: Space Explorer

Android

Seller: Vito Technology

25 2.5

Nurture your child's fascination with space and provide answers to their burning questions about how the universe works with this interactive educational tool! Help young minds understand the basic principles of astronomy and physics in beautifully illustrated cartoon graphics and a sage, ad-free, and delightful learning environment where each tap or swipe leads to another exciting discovery.

Let your little one point your device towards the sky and happily explore stars, constellations, the solar system, and other objects in our galaxy with a panoramic view of the sky that moves and changes using the time machine and by setting the season. Easily access information about a celestial object with a tap, and learn awesome facts with entertaining, animated videos and friendly voice narrations.

▲ Let kids study the celestial objects they see in the sky, accurately depicted according to your current location and time!

▲ Learn about the planets, stars, and constellations with numerical data and voice narrations of facts!

▲ Visit the "Movie Theatre" to watch engrossing animated videos about the Moon, Sun, Ursa Major and more!

Does your little one wonder about a star's life? Let them know how these glimmering celestial objects are born, how they become black holes, and what happens in between. Amaze young minds with a wealth of information including how huge the sun is, how long will it take for man to travel to the moon by walking, how many stars are there in the Milky Way, or why the Internal Space Station was built.

Achieve peace of mind when you focus on your chores and tasks as the app quenches your child's thirst for knowledge about the things that exist beyond the earth's atmosphere. Take joy and pride as they tell you about their fresh discoveries. Introduce your child to the wonders of the universe in a delightfully engaging educational app!

Android
Star Walk Kids: Space Explorer

Star Walk Kids: Space Explorer

$0.99