Here are the some of the Top Astronomy Apps

Here are the some of the Top Astronomy Apps


Stellarium tops the list of the best astronomy apps. I’ve been participating in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad for 3 years now, and I’ve been using this application since I started studying astronomy. If you ask most of the students on the national team, they will tell you that most of their preparation for the international Olympiad’s observational round, they’ve been learning from

Featuring a catalogue of over 600,000 stars, Stellarium shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you would see using your binoculars or telescope. It's also great for those without a phone, as its many features can be accessed via a computer browser. Simply click on the link and you'll find all you need at your fingertips.

Star and Planet Finder

To use this app, simply choose a planet from the list, move your device according to the pointer display and you'll be presented with a helpful planet guide. It's also great for learning more about stars, constellations and satellites in the sky.


SkyView is the clever app which lets you point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the night

sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more. It's had all-round rave

reviews, with one user saying: "I love being able to open this app whenever I see a

star or constellation that I want to know more about or become familiar with."


Space Images

Universe lovers! Now, what’s better than checking out some beautiful pictures of the

Earth or Moon from time to time? Checking out a whole archive of pictures with

almost all the objects in the Universe, I’d say. Even better is an official JPL

(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, of NASA) app. The collection is coming from NASA itself.

You can choose from many categories, see pictures by missions, or planets, or stars.

Also, the “Favorites” feature lets you save your favorite pictures into your

personal library. The app is as awesome as it sounds. Definitely check it out.

Google Sky

If you don't have a phone, a great way to soak up the night sky is to head over to

Google Sky. Thanks to the team at NASA, you can see just what's going on above us

by dragging your mouse across the page. From stars to the constellations, bring

the wonder of the sky into your living room with just one click...