There is not a whole lot you can’t do on an iPhone or iPad. 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 iOS 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, these 15 best astronomy iPhone applications can help:
Luminos: a premium astronomy application that covers millions of celestial objects. You will be able to use it to learn more about objects in the sky, identify stars, travel through time, and watch the solar system in motion.
Observer Pro: a wonderful app for astronomy planning. It covers over 14,000 deep sky objects and charts to help you locate celestial objects.
Scope Nights: an astronomy weather and dark sky map for those of you who would like to take your telescope out for stargazing. It has forecasts for up to 10 locations worldwide and up to 10 nights ahead.
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.
Distant Suns: Distant Suns comes with thousands of stars and planets and helps you explore the sky right on your iPhone. It is GPS aware and shows current weather patterns, stories behind each constellation, and more.
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.
Night Sky: this astronomy app helps you identify stars, planets, constellations, and satellites. You can also track things on your Apple Watch. The app gives you an animated view of the sky above you from sunset to sunrise.
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.
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.
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. 2.5 million stars are available in its database. The app has an Apple Watch and Apple TV interface.
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.
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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