These days, it seems there is nothing you can’t do on an iPhone. Whether you want to use your phone as a GPS or just an education tool, you can do it all on iPhone. Thanks to the talented community of iPhone developers, you can now use your phone to navigate the skies right on your phone. Whether you want to know more about the stars or just want to explore the moon, it’s all possible on your phone.
Here are 15 best astronomy iPhone applications available in iTunes:
StarMap: StarMap is one of the best astronomy applications for iPhone. It can help you navigate the space and find new objects to observe fast. Hundreds of thousands of stars are available in its database.
Star Walk: Star Walk reminds me of SkyScout. It’s a cool iPhone app that will show you what you are looking at in the sky. It also comes with plenty of other features to help you take your game to the next level.
Sky Gazer: Sky Gazer is designed for astronomy beginners, and it gets you familiar with the most important stars in the sky. And it uses iPhone 3GS’ compass feature to help you identify planets, stars, and more.
Distant Suns 3: Distant Suns comes with thousands of stars and planets and helps you explore the sky right on your iPhone.
Star Chart for iPhone: Star Chart for iPhone puts a virtual star chart in your pocket. Just point the app to the sky to find out what you are looking at.
GoSkyWatch Planetarium: GoSkyWatch Planetarium is wonderful application that helps you locate and identify planets in the sky. If you are into astronomy, you are going to have a lot of fun with the star finder and other features available with this app.
Solar Walk: Solar Walk 3D lets you play with the objects in our solar system right on your iPhone. It lets you explore the planets and find out all kinds of information about them. It is compatible with iOS 4.
Star Search: Star Search is a great educational tool for anyone interested in the field of astronomy. You can browse the stars and learn new things in the process. A must have for beginners.
Grand Tour 3D – Pocket Solar System: need an application that lets you view our solar system in a whole different light on your iPhone? Grand Tour 3D is the app for you.
APOD Viewer: a cool app that brings you breathtaking pictures from the galaxies and systems far, far away from our earth right on your phone.
AU – The Solar System: this is another astronomy application that covers our solar system. Get information on planets in our solar system right on your phone.
Planetarium: Planetarium allows you to explore our solar system and provides you with excellent graphics to enrich your space exploration experience.
Pocket Universe: Pocket Universe is another cool iPhone application that lets you navigate the stars and learn new things about this field. Great for beginners.
Moon Globe: Moon Globe is a wonderful app that lets you explore our moon to your heart’s desire. Great tool for astronomy students and moon enthusiasts.
Galaxy Collider: a guilty pleasure but Galaxy Collider shows you what happens when galaxies collide in the space. You can now watch one of most breathtaking events in our universe right on your iPhone.
Your take: what’s your favorite astronomy app for iPhone?
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