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Astronomy apps for Android phones


Sky Guides (planetary)

mxim Astro Tools, Astronomy Tools. A planetarium in your smartphone.This software will help the amateur astronomer. 250,000 stars.(SAO catalogue)


The Night Sky,is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your Android Phone or Tablet up to the sky and The Night Sky will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see, just like magic!

mxim The Night Sky Lite


Google Sky Map,provides data from any object from the sky where the user is located.

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mxim Sky Map of constellations, A very simple overview of the northern and southern sky hemisphere map with the Constellation and approximate graphical position of the planets and of The Sun and of The Moon without ZOOMING. The Moon Info (the menu item) shows the date of phases of The Moon and the action of gravity on the human body. The strong gravity can cause problems to someone when he is sensitive to it. You need Internet connection, only if You want to get help from the Wikipedia.

mxim Sky Map Assistant, in this catalogue of 112 deep sky objects over 35 can be seen with out the use of a telescope or binoculars! Just scroll to an object of your choosing and tap "Locate". The location data will be sent to your Google Sky Map application which will show you the location of that object in the sky! For beginners to professionals, this app makes finding all the brightest galaxies, nebulae and star clusters as easy as one tap of a button!

mxim vortex, Hold your device to the sky and see an accurate representation of the stars and planets. If your device has a rear facing camera, experience true augmented reality with our sky map overlayed onto the real world! A unique experience not found in any other Android planetarium. View the sky from any location - Use GPS, Network Provider or our powerful search feature\x{feff} to show you the night sky at your current location, or even the other side of the world. Using our inovative time slider, you can see how the skies looked at any point in time, with fine control over the abilty to rewind, or fast-forward time. Select an object and watch it's motion as it rises and falls.

mxim Planetarium, gives informations about the main celestial objects : Sun, Moon, Planets of our solar system : Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Constellations, Stars of the Bright Star Catalogue, Some Asterisms, The informations are based on the following parameters : Position of the observer, Date, Time and time zone, The displayed informations are as follows : Rise, transit and set times,-...

mxim SkyORB, is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more.

mxim 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.

mxim Living in the sun , Sunrise, Moonrise, Weather, Compass - Astronomical calculations of the sun & the moon.

Atlas of the Sky

mxim SkyAtlas, is not planetarium or simulation software. It is designed analog to a paper atlas for the purpose of looking up sky positions of celestial objects. The electronic form takes advantage of zooming and selection of objects to be displayed or not -- possibilities which are not available to paper. The star chart is plotted on equatorial coordinates. Current horizontal positions, rise & set times, etc. for objects can be viewed after selection of an object of interest. A star chart can be saved to external memory card for documentation purposes, such as websites or blogs.

mxim StarChart, The best selling smart phone astronomy app


alt="mxim"border="0" width="150" height="147" }% Catlogo Messier, is a list of 110 astronomical objects compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier and originally published between 1774 and 1781. Its formal title is "Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars r, seen among the fixed stars on the horizon of Paris." This application allows you to check the features, location and visibility of each of the objects in the catalog. It also contains real images, a search engine to make it easier and faster to the location of objects and night mode so you can use it on your observations (turned-off by the icon in the upper right corner). No need to be connected to the internet to use the application.


mxim Eclipse, is an application to compute and simulate astronomical events. A tool for astronomy lovers that allows to know in a simple way the general and local circumstances for solar and lunar eclipses and planetary transits.

Introductions to the astronomy

mxim SkySafari, comes in three versions. This is basic version of SkySafari. It shows you 46,000 stars, plus 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky. It displays the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes the best-known asteroids and comets.

mxim SkyEye, is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.

mxim Amazing Universe Facts, Hundreds of amazing facts about space and astronomy, Receive daily facts in the notification bar, Very fast and simple to use, Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed. Search any term and find all facts about it, Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference, Read random facts

mxim Cincia-Macrocosmos 3D,A new educational app "Science Macrocosm 3D" will allow you to immerse yourself in the amazing world of Universe in 3D format! You will explore the most interesting 3D models of planets, satellites, stars, galaxies, nebula and also learn the description of the each object.

mxim Best of Astronomy, rCreate research papers for schools and colleges quickly. Enter the area of research and application will displays latest news, videos, scholarly reports, wiki data and related books on Astronomy

mxim Astronomy by WAGmob,An eBook and app platform for learning, teaching and training.

mxim Astronomia Univers 3D Calendar, an educational application based on the book The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan in which Assign scale reduces the lifetime of the universe to a single year (every second year is equivalent to 475 years of scale). In this calendar travels from the Big Bang to the present day. So you can see 3D forming galaxies, the solar system, the Earth and the birth of life on our planet, with detailed description of each scene. Only there are versions in English and Russian.

Solar System

mxim Sistema Solar Planetes, is an educational application on the solar system for children and adults to learn a little astronomy. Images of all the planets in the solar system information. The planets shown to scale. The distances between the planets are also scaled. Stunning images of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also incredible asteroids.

mxim Pocket Planets, is the most comprehensive 3D Solar System Simulator in the Google Play Store. With accurate scale representation of the Sun, Planets, Moons, Asteroids, Dwarfs and detailed information to the celestial objects.

mxim SolarSistemExplorer, will take you on an interactive 3D trip through our solar system. Featuring more than 35 planets, moons, asteroids and the spacecraft that have visited them, you'll have a chance to see a different side of our little corner of the galaxy!

mxim Solar System, A simple resource application which has information stored on 11 planets including our moon.Very handy to have this to have if you are doing a astronomy project or have an interest.


mxim , Discover stunning images and videos of space, stars and planets -- including Earth and the sun! -- at your fingertips with the Space Images app from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a leader in robotic exploration of the solar system. NASA/JPL's Space Images app offers a unique view of the sky via hundreds of images taken by spacecraft studying planets, stars, galaxies, weather on Earth and more. Save to your device as backgrounds or wallpaper and share them with friends on Facebook, Twitter and email as you scan through our extensive photo albums and rate your favorites.


mxim , will display a list of upcoming meteor showers and the approximate date in which they will peak with specific details on each.

mxim , for calculating high precision ephemeris and positions of Sun, Moon and the Planets for engaged amateur astronomers and planetary observers, prefering data and facts instead of pretty picture-apps. Planetdroid finds rise, culmination and set times, the beginning of seasons, lunar phases and planetary aspects.

mxim , an interactive simulation of the positions of the solar planets by date. You can change the angle of view or direction through time as you observe the planets orbit around the sun.

Dark Sky

mxim Loss of the night, Take part in a world-wide citizen science project that measures star visibility and light pollution. Help create a database for research on health, environment and society by telling scientists which stars you can see at your location.

Satelite trackers

AppIcon 72.jpg Gaia Mission, allows you to discover the details of Gaia, the cornerstone astrometry mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) to survey our Galaxy. The main goal of the Gaia mission is to make the largest, most precise three-dimensional map of our Galaxy by surveying an unprecedented one per cent of its population of 100 billion stars.


space junk pro, is a satellite tracker, and planet, star, and constellation viewer for mobile phones and tablets. It uses your current location, current time, and current satellite data to show you what is currently in your sky. Use it to find the International Space Station or Hubble Space Telescope or hundreds of other fascinating things roaming across the dynamic canvas of your night sky!.

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mxim Iridium, The Iridium communication satellites have a peculiar shape with three polished door-sized antennas, 120 apart and at 40 angles with the main bus. Occasionally, an antenna reflects sunlight directly down at Earth, creating a predictable and quickly moving illuminated spot on the surface below of about 10 km diameter. To an observer this looks like a bright flash, or flare in the sky, with a duration of a few seconds. This app displays in real-time where is each Iridium satellite, predicts when these flares will occur from the observer's position and allows from the 3D locator, locate the exact point in the night sky.
mxim SightSpaceStation AR, to view International Space Station(ISS), Hubble Space Telescope(HST),Tiangong1(\x{5929}\x{5bae}\x{4e00}\x{53f7}) and others with your naked eye using Augmented Reality technology.
mxim ISS Space Station, Photorealistic real time interactive 3D model of International Space Station (ISS) in fascinating Earth orbit. Revolutionary new DREAMVIEW introduces interactive 360 spatial viewing. Application also allows rotation/zoom of the three-dimensional model. Best ISS 3D is also educational about International Space Station stations structure and modules. Photo and Video galleries include authentic material documenting real operation of the station.
mxim ISSLive, nteract with live streaming data from the International Space Station (ISS), Take virtual 3D tours of the Mission Control Center (MCC) and ISS, and View console displays, crew and science timelines for a fun, educational experience with NASA.
mxim WhatSat - Satellite Explorer, helps you identify and learn about satellites that you see passing overhead in the night sky. It can also be used as a satellite spotting aid. The satellite catalog includes 150 or so of the brightest orbiting objects as identified by NORAD. If you want more information about about the satellites you are seeing instead of just getting a name and a number (what is an Ajisai (egs) anyway?), this app that does that. For each satellite listed there is a description and an image (when available).
mxim Satellite Flybys,If you want to learn something about the satellites you are seeing instead of just getting a name and a number (what is an SL-16 R/B anyway?) this is the app that does that. For each satellite listed there is a description and a photo (when available). And our dataset is maintained by pros so we only track the most interesting of the 100's of visible satellites.
mxim Satellite AR, will show them to you using augmented reality. Point your phone's camera to the sky, and small icons track the locations of various satellites. Those in sunlight are colored yellow to help you look for them on a clear night.See "Developer's website" (linked from this page) for more information, including the full changelog. If you find bugs or have questions, please report by email, as there is no mechanism for us to respond to comments left as reviews.
mxim Tiangong1?, on September 29, 2011 was sent to the space station orbiting the future Chinese space program, the Tiangong1. This application puts over our heads in real time, plus 146 other satellites, including the International Space Station.
mxim ISS Detector, is a locator of the International Space Station (ISS) visible to the naked eye in the sky (both day and night). A few minutes before the observation can set an alarm to get attention at the appropriate point in the sky.
mxim GeoSat4Android, Small astronomy app for calculation the apparent position of geostationary satellites. It assumes a circular orbit with aninclination of 0. For visual observers and photographers. Calculates azimuth, elevation, hour angle, declination and right ascension.
mxim SatCalc,is a free handy dish pointer app for satellite antenna angle / dish pointer calculations, now including skew. It can accurately calculate the look angles and skew angle of almost 500 communications satellites. If you require a satellite that isn't included in SatCalc Lite Free Satellite Finder / Dish Pointer, please leave a comment including details of the requested satellite, and we will try to include in in the next update of the satellite finder.
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