Best apps for Astronomy students

Here are best apps for students to Star gaze and discover our Universe.


nasa app android


Platform: iOS Apple iTunes

Come explore with NASA in the palm of your hand.


• Current NASA mission information
• Over 11,000 images (and growing everyday)
• Latest news & feature stories
• On demand NASA Videos from around the agency

Augmented Reality SkyView Free – Explore the Universe

It is a great app, but I think we should be able to see the entire solar system within the free app :/ I’m getting tired of looking at the sun and moon…I wanna see the planets ;)

Stargazing Made Simple, Free!

* Over 5 million downloads of this award winning app!

Platform: iOS
augmented reality app

Mobile Observatory – Astronomy

Platform: iOS

zima astronomy apps

Mobile Observatory is one of the most complete astronomy apps on the Android market and the perfect tool for anybody interested in the sky’s wonders, from the occasional sky gazer to the passionate amateur astronomer.

You want to know if the next lunar eclipse is visible from your location or when the next bright comet is visible? You would like to be notified by your smart phone the next time, Jupiter and the Moon meet in the sky? You want to know what the blazing bright object in the evening sky is? You want to be always up-to-date which celestial events are visible from your location? Then this app is a must-have for you!

The app does not only include a live, zoomable sky map telling you what sky object you are looking at but provides you with loads of detailed extra information on stars, planets, deep sky objects, meteor showers, comets, asteroids, lunar and solar eclipses as well as detailed ephemeris of all included sky objects and an interactive top-down view of the Solar System. All that in just one app!