Top 12 Astronomy Apps for iPhone

iTunes app store, it has the best collection of Astronomy apps which show you the universe wonders. Check out the best Astronomy apps that let you dive into universe and explore planets, stars and other celestial objects in space by standing on your rooftop with an iPhone.

Planets

Planets, the app permit you to explore the planets in 2D and 3D orientation. The app comes with small size so it occupies less memory space of your iPhone.

The Globe option lets you to check the planets 3D view, giving an attractive look for Saturn rings and freezing Pluto. You can view different phases of moon and their names with the help of Visibility option. You can have a look around by simply moving your fingers on the screen.

Planets

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be synonymous with efforts of mankind to explore solar system. It is an official app of IOS that helps in covering ongoing missions and space programs, as well as the latest photos captured by different satellites and crack astronauts team working for International Space Station.

Whether it is news, videos or map displaying NASA center, this detail makes it a useful app for stargazers and space exploration fans everywhere.

NASA

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Pocket Universe

Pocket Universe, it is an excellent app for all the beginners. You can point your mobile up at sky to identify the nearest stars and planets, but the app even offers list of suggested observing based on date.

Also, it gives a list of observation tips. The app has quizzes that you can take on planets, constellations and stars so that you can check how much you are learning.The user will even scroll forward and backward in time, look for specific objects and jump into next preset location.

Pocket Universe

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AstroApp: Space Shuttle Crew

The app comes with a database covering everyone that ever flew on space shuttle, with entries listing missions and complete NASA biography.

Users can jump to precise missions based on the shuttle launched year, and even snap photo to check how they will be in a space suit.

AstroApp: Space Shuttle Crew

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Solar Walk – 3D Solar System Model

This app is incredibly detailed and convoluted map of solar system, scaled down to fit your pocket. Just with a single tap, you can swipe around, pinch to zoom and select interesting points.

It is a highly polished and the most useful app, each and every planet offers figures and interesting trivia along with internal structure breakdown.

The app even offers detailed 3D models of man-made satellites which include the International Space Station, Curiosity and the Hubble telescope.

Solar Walk – 3D Solar System Model

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Space Images

The high-resolution images of Space Images are supplied by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA-owned space center focusing in creation and operation of robotic spacecraft.

The app will not offer multiple options but its photo library has unique, compelling and downright striking imagery. The interface is basic but the raw, unedited content shines regardless.

Also, there is an option to like, rate and share images within the application, this is handy to share some content with peers and friends.

Space Images

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SkySafari

SkySafari, it displays a map of sky from all the locations and displays how the positions of celestial bodies change up to a million years into past or future.

The app makes use of images collected from NASA spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope to show major planets and moon in the solar system.

Also, the app gets you a subscription to SkyWeek, a magazine that is completely about upcoming eclipses and meteor showers.

SkySafari

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Starmap

Starmap, it comes with 350,000 stars, 50 asteroids and dwarf planets, and 150 galaxies and clusters. It is a point and locate that uses iPhone’s compass to spot planets and stars right in front of you. You can zoom on specific object and the app comes with night vision mode.

Starmap

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Exoplanet

Extrasolar planets are mysterious entities, as they stay outside solar system where there is no humankind. The Exoplanet app makes use of GitHub database which contains all the discovered extrasolar planets to serve information over 889 of these wonders.

It is daunting to swipe up and down the database but search bar and filtering system break down this otherwise overwhelming information treasure trove.

Each entry includes planet name, trivia and animated diagrams explaining different types of useful information such as its comparison size to planets in the solar system.

Exoplanet

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Star Chart

If you are looking at sky and want to know that bright star’s name or you want to know how the night sky will be from other side of earth, Start Chat has all the answers.

Also, it shows sun, stars, moon and planets in 3D with multiple effects. Also, you can know how the sky looked decades ago and how it will be after decades by tapping on time button. You can get details about it by tapping on any object which includes its brightness and distance.

Star Chart

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Night Sky 2 Lite

Night Sky 2 Lite, the app is updated with amazing features like Search Filter, which lets you find and locate planet or star you want to know.

Also, it has created a Night Sky Community where you can share multiple stargazing locations that you have discovered all over the world.

The app even gives you information about wind speeds and temperature. The icons of the application will let you know if the weather is fair, good or poor for stargazing. Also, it gives information about sun rise and sun set times and moon phases.

Night Sky 2 Lite

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

As the name suggests, app comes with the best collection of amazing pictures of universe. You can browse through database and save the favorite ones to show for your friends. This app shows you the stunning parts of the space that you might have never imagined.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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