The Best Astronomy Apps All Stargazers Must Have on their iPhone

Nov 12, 2016

Stars have always fascinated human beings. Starlight travels unthinkable distances of hundreds of thousands of light years through deep space and mysterious, undiscovered galaxies, and by the time it reaches our tiny blue planet, the stars themselves might not even exist anymore. Stars are not only reminders of our mortality and the fleeting nature of existence in general, but also sources of sheer beauty – just look up at the night sky far away from the light pollution of metropolises, and let your breath be taken away. Celestial observation dates back to as far as prehistoric times, and has led to the birth of astronomy, one of the most complex branches of science. Appreciating and keeping track of celestial objects does not require a PhD, though: all you need is a dose of enthusiasm, a dash of curiosity, and the astronomy apps we’re about to introduce.

Star Walk ™ 2 – Night Sky Guide to Stars & Planets

The first edition of Star Walk™ was a major hit, amassing more than 10 million users worldwide and taking home the prestigious Apple Design Award. Star Walk™ 2 is a worthy successor sporting a spectacular design deserving all the relevant awards, but that doesn’t mean that this celestial app is all about looks. The ever-important balance of form and content is very much present in the case of Star Walk ™ 2. You can not only learn the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, satellites, star clusters, nebulae, and meteor showers, but can also – by making an in-app purchase of approximately $3 – gaze at mesmerizingly beautiful 3D models of celestial bodies, and get heaps of relevant myths and information regarding the celestial wonder at hand. Using Star Walk ™ 2 is as easy as it gets: all you have to do is point your iPhone or iPad at the night sky, and let the app work its magic.

Star Walk 2 preview video. Guide to the Sky on your mobile device.

Download link: Experience it and you will be amazed! The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people. Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing tool that combines astronomical data with premium technology to deliver an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations.

Solar Walk 2 – Size & Order of the Planets System

Solar Walk 2 is a peerless educational tool in astronomy boasting dazzling 3D visuals of solar flares, planetary atmospheres, auroras, and asteroid belts to deliver a unique space experience with unprecedented authenticity. As you make your way through the solar system, Solar Walk 2 presents its history as a series of celestial events and space missions, allowing you to explore each event and each mission in great detail. The most crucial building blocks of authenticity are the real-life physics of planets and the true-to-life, high-resolution textures that even the most avid astronomers would find accurate. To unleash Solar Walk 2’s entire arsenal, a subscription is required. Prices range from $0.99 – which gets you a 1-month Premium access – to $9.99, which lands you the Unlimited Premium access. The app is optimized for iPad Pro, but is just as eye-popping on the newer generation iPhones.

Solar Walk 2 FREE on Google Play NOW!

Download: The all-new Solar Walk 2 is a powerful educational tool at the edge of graphic technology. Solar Walk 2 offers an interactive encyclopedia of the solar system seen as never before.


Just like Star Walk ™ 2 and Solar Walk 2, Exoplanet also has eye-popping visuals, although it focuses on one particular area of celestial bodies: exoplanets. An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system. With the Exoplanet app, you can explore all exoplanets known to mankind, including the latest discoveries. The exact locations of exoplanets are displayed on a 3D model of the Milky Way allowing you to zoom in on planetary systems and even see how the night sky and constellations look from the surface of other planets. If you’d like to see the bigger picture, zoom out and be amazed by galaxy clusters and the cosmic microwave background! Exoplanet takes it up a notch with interactive visuals and animations, heaps of background info, and an augmented reality feature with which you can find exoplanets by pointing your device at the sky. Exoplanet was developed and is maintained by a professional astronomer, guaranteeing authenticity and reliability.

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