Best Apps for Space Lovers, Astronomers and Star Gazers


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The universe is incredible! Thanks to the internet and iPhone apps, you can now explore more than ever before.

View the latest discoveries from NASA, study constellations and planets, and enjoy all the wonders of space with these incredible apps.

NASA app       NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has an official iOS app that details current missions and space programs, displays the newest photos and videos taken by satellites and astronauts, and lets you tune in to NASA TV for feature stories, in-depth study, and more.

 

This free app is updated regularly and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

SkyORB app       SkyORB

The SkyORB app is perfect for astronomy lovers of any age. This freebie displays 3D star maps, 3D planetariums, 3D sky rendering and astronomy events, plus it has a built-in mapping tool that identifies any constellation, planet or space probe that you point your camera toward.

 

SkyORB is free and compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and it also supports the Apple Watch.

Space Images app       Space Images

Produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Space Images serves up stunning images and videos of space, stars and planets, including the earth and the sun. You can also study galaxies, weather patterns on earth, and save featured images to use as backgrounds or wallpapers on your mobile device

 

Space Images is a free app that works with iPhone and iPad.

Moon Globe app       Moon Globe

The free Moon Globe app specializes in satellite 3D images of the moon. View the moon through telescope or surface mode, and pinch to zoom in on various areas to learn the names of each region and the exact locations where space shuttles have landed.

 

Moon Globe is free and designed for use with the iPhone and iPad.

SkyView app       SkyView

If you love to gaze at the stars but cannot yet identify them by name, SkyView is just the app you’re looking for. By simply pointing your iPhone’s camera at a particular star or constellation, SkyView will identify the night sky for you. Skyview recognizes stars, constellations and satellites.

 

SkyView is free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Midnight Martian       Midnight Martian

Midnight Martian gives you a virtual tour of Mars. View high-resolution satellite maps, laser altimeter data, and take a guided tour of the Red Planet. There are more than 1,500 images and facts in Midnight Martian, and this is a must-have app for anyone curious about the solar system.

 

Midnight Martian is free and works with the iPhone and iPad.