With this app, you can tilt your camera to the sky and discover what constellations and celestial bodies are floating right above your head.
SkyView® Lite uses your phone’s camera to view and identify stars, planets, satellites, and more overhead at your location.
You can also follow the “sky track,” as they call it, of any object to see where it will be located in the future or where it has been in the past. Similarly, you can use their Time Travel function to see the sky as it’s been in the past or what it will look like in the future.
Another great thing about this app is that it doesn’t require wifi to run, so you can take it along with you during any outdoor adventure you may find yourself on!
3. Space Sounds – Relaxing Sounds of the Cosmos by ion6
Solar Walk Lite is exactly what it claims to be: a 3D Planetarium app.
Solar Walk Lite allows you to explore the solar system from your phone. It is the lite version of the app, but you still have access to all the main features and celestial bodies.
This app is perfect for educational purposes and will captivate both young and old learners with its visuals and easy to use interface. Not only will you get to see planets and stars, but Solar Walk Lite also gives you the opportunity to check out various satellites, comets, and asteroids!
This app is kind of everything an astronomy lover could possibly want.
Space & Astronomy News provides recent stories on all things (you guessed it) space and astronomy-related. They never repeat stories, even if more than one outlet has covered it, and you can subscribe to push notifications so that you’re always updated when there are more top stories.
This app is nice too if you’re looking for more personalized news, as it gives you the option to choose topics you enjoy while also blocking topics and stories that you aren’t interested in.
Space & Astronomy News also has created a great platform for community growth. You can comment on articles within the app, so there’s always room for discussion with fellow astronomy enthusiasts!
7. Next Spaceflight – Rocket Launch Schedule by Michael Baylor
This app is perfect if you are interested in the space travel side of astronomy. With this app, you won’t have to be manually typing in and searching every spacecraft launch that’s taking place in the near future.
Next Spaceflight extends out from simply covering NASA launches, though. It keeps track of numerous organizations, such as SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin, etc. It provides you with launch schedules, live stream links for upcoming launches, the ability to turn on notifications for launches, and more!
If you’ve always dreamed of exploring space and discovering new planets, then Pocket Galaxy is the app for you.
Pocket Galaxy is a 3D galaxy sandbox. You essentially get to create your own solar system!
What is cool about Pocket Galaxy is that the solar systems you create adhere to real physics properties. You can redesign our own solar system or create a new one entirely. The variety of options in this app are unreal, and you can spend a lot of time creating some really cool scenarios!
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is the founder of SEOChasing Pvt. Ltd., who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He is a car enthusiast, civil engineer, cricket lover, and forever Navodayan (JNV is love ❤️).