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Astronomy apps for Android phones



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.

Satelite trackers

mxim 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.

Gaia Alerts VR, Discover and explore the latest alerts from the Gaia mission in Virtual Reality. Look around the sky and spot the latest supernovae and variable stars that have been discovered by the European Space Agency mission, Gaia. Click on the alerts to find out details about the specific objects, such as when they were discovered and information about them.

Gaia Alerts, Gaia is a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite. Its five year mission is to construct the largest and most precise 3D map of our galaxy, the Milky Way, this will contain over 1 billion astronomical objects, mainly stars but also planets, comets, asteroids and quasars among others.

mxim Heavens above, When can I see the ISS? What's that light in the sky? The official Heavens-Above app provides you with precise pass predictions for the ISS, visible satellites, Iridium flares and radio satellites.

mxim Satellite Tracker, rovides several search methods to track satellites in real time. You can search from a database of over 15,000 tracked space objects, including the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, surveillance satellites, and other popular satellites.

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 Detector, will tell you when and where to observe to see the International Space Station or the Iridium Flashes.

mxim ISS HD Live: Live Earth View, allows you to see the Earth as the astronauts see it with a 24/7 video livestream from the International Space Station.

mxim Satellite AR, will show satellites to you using augmented reality. Point your phone's camera to the sky, and small icons track the locations of various satellites.

Sky Guides (planetary)

mxim SkyView Lite, stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night.

mxim Star Walk 2, Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high tech functionality, Star Chart calculates in real time - the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight

mxim Google Sky Map, is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more.

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 StarChart,All you have to do is point your Android device at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.

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 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 Catalog 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.

Introductions to the astronomy

mxim Astronomia per a nens i joves, Astronomy for children and young people is a didactic application with explanations and photographs about the nature of the Universe and the Solar System. In this application, you will find the most important concepts about astronomy, explained in a pleasant way and with the possibility that the voice synthesizer reads them relaxed.

mxim SkySafari, SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket, puts the universe at your fingertips, and is incredibly easy to use! Simply hold your device to the sky and quickly locate planets, constellations, satellites, and millions of stars and deep sky objects.

mxim Sky Wiki, Are you intrigued by the night sky but get overwhelmed by the information when you look for answers. SkyWiki App is one stop center for you.

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 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 Solar System Scope, contains many views and celestial simulations, but most of all - it brings you closer to the furthest reaches of our world and lets you experience lots of fantastic space sceneries.

mxim Solar Walk Lite , An awesome 3D model of our Solar system for you to discover the universe and explore outer space.

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 Asteroid Alert , This is a scientific application that simulates the solar system dynamics using the information provided by the NASA NEO Program. The Near Earth objects and objects close to other planets will be reported in real time. The advanced graphical interface allows you to monitor the orbits of celestial bodies as a function of the elapsed time.


mxim ErgoSky , Discover gorgeous astronomy pictures, space images in amazing galleries from the deep space, galaxies, nebulae, stars, planets.

mxim Space Images , 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.

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.
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