Multi-spectrum composite image of the galactic core. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/CXC/STScI .

Attention Galileo guys and gals – download any one of these astronomy apps for your smartphone and you can stop star-guessing and start star-gazing like a pro!

Popular astronomy apps for your iPhone or iPad

Star Search


Pocket Universe

Star Walk

Distant Suns

SkySafari, aka SkyVoyager

GPS Astro

Delux Moon HD

Starmap Pro

Star Chart

GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Solar Walk 3D

Popular astronomy apps for your Android

Google SkyMap

Astro Tools


Star Chart

Star Odyssey

Space Junk Pro

Space Junk Lite

Zenith Mobile Telescope


Vortex Planetarium

Planetariax Pro

Mobile Observatory PRO

Messier Objects…redale.messier

Clear Sky Droid

Where is Io

  • Allie Kan

    David, thanks for mentioning our apps Star Walk and Solar Walk! If you want to take a closer look at it, I would love to provide you with redeem codes and media materials. Contact me directly by e-mail if you’re interested!

  • John

    I have a Driod X, Can anyone recomend which app is the best. I would like to be able to point my phone towards the stars and have the app tell me which stars I’m looking at. I would also like it to tell me which star is actually the space station.

  • John

    Hello Allie, I would like to get the redeem codes

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