Astronomy Software for Android

Android

The astronomy software can help you in locating and observing astronomical objects as well as helping you learn more about them.

This is a list of software for Android related to Astronomy:


AcruSky for Android

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.krutov.acrusky
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Alexander Krutov
Operating System:Android 
Description:
AcruSky for Android™ – easy and powerful planetarium software.
AcruSky for Android allows you to explore night sky from your mobile device. Program contains over 9000 stars from Bright Star Catalog, full NGC/IC catalogs of deep sky objects, and downloadable catalogs of asteroids, comets and radiants of meteor showers.
AcruSky for Android can predict oncoming astronomical phenomena and will remind you about them, so you will never miss interesting events on the sky like solar and lunar eclipses, conjunctions and oppositions of planets, moon phases and etc.
With AcruSky for Android you can easily plan further observations by using of many adjustment filters like magnitude, altitude, types of observable objects and so on.
Tracking tool can show you planets paths on the sky and also will be helpful for planning observations.
AcruSky for Android – clear sky anytime, anywhere and for everyone.
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Astroid

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tka.astroid
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:KTM-Soft
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Application calculates precise moments of sunrise, sunset and solar noon. Additionally show day's duration, current difference between longest and shortest day. Daily card display current moon phase, day in phase period and moon's rise and set.
Astroid calculates rise and set of all Planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
Next feature is page where are displayed moon phases in selected month.
All this event could be calculated at any Earth's position using valid time zone. Time zones are defined by user or could be auto-detected using GeoNames services.
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Exoplanet Catalog

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.science.exoplanet_catalog
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Eric Gumtow
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Extrasolar Planet Catalog.
An extrasolar planet catalog and reference guide. An extrasolar planet (or exoplanet) is a planet that is outside our solar system. These planets orbit other stars. The first exoplanets were discovered in the mid 1990's, but exoplanet hunting began in earnest only recently.
This catalog is kept up-to-date with the current count of exoplanets, all the latest data for each exoplanet, and the data for every parent star.
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Exoplanet Explorer Lite

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.burlock.exoplanetexplorerlite
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Neil Burlock
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Take a journey into deep space to visit alien worlds around distant stars.
Exoplanet Explorer takes you on a journey into deep space, beyond the limits of our Solar System. Based on the latest available data, you'll explore virtual models of more than 700 known planets and the star systems that they inhabit.
The data is sourced from The Exoplanet Encyclopaedia, SIMBAD, and scientific papers, and if it's not available from one of these sources, then wherever possible it will be calculated or estimated, giving you access to one of the most complete exoplanet databases.
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Exoplanet Explorer

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.burlock.exoplanetexplorer
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Neil Burlock
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Take a journey into deep space to visit alien worlds around distant stars.
Exoplanet Explorer takes you on a journey into deep space, beyond the limits of our Solar System. Based on the latest available data, you'll explore virtual models of more than 700 known planets and the star systems that they inhabit.
The data is sourced from The Exoplanet Encyclopaedia, SIMBAD, and scientific papers, and if it's not available from one of these sources, then wherever possible it will be calculated or estimated, giving you access to one of the most complete exoplanet databases.
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Google Sky Map

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Licence:Free
Language:English, Spanish
Developer:Sky Map Devs (Google)
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Point your phone at the sky, and Google Sky Map will show the stars, planets, constellations, and more to help you identify the celestial objects in view. You can also browse the skies in manual mode.
Search the night sky for your favorite planet, Messier object, and more. Then move the phone in the direction of the arrow to find it in the sky around you.
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Moon 3D

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.watabou.moon3d
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:watabou
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Moon phase for any given date.
Simple tool for calculating moon phase for any given date.
Features:
- Visual display of the current moon phase
- Dates of the next syzygies (new moon and full moon)
- Select date in the past or future
- Choose Northern or Southern Hemisphere
- Exploration mode: you can rotate and zoom spherical model of moon
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Moon Maps

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atlogis.moonmap
Licence:Free
Language:English, Spanish
Developer:ATLOGIS Geoinformatics oHG
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Browse the surface of the moon.
Moon Maps is an interactive 2D atlas for lunar imagery. Choose between 2 map layers (Clementine mosaic and Lunar Orbiter mosaic) and search in a database of lunar features.
This app is ad sponsored.
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Moon Phase

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.moon_phase
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:DART
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Shows the phase of the moon for a given date. Swipe the screen or roll the trackball to change the date. DISCLAIMER: this is the first version, so may not be accurate. We're not responsible if you fall victim to a werewolf attack.
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MoonShine

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.baddaddy.moonshine
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Bad Daddy
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Moon Phase app with an easy-to-use interface. Get moon phase, rise and set for locations worldwide. Works for any date, too. Great for photography, hunting and fishing.
Use the date picker or swipe across the screen to change the date.
Paid version has a monthly view of moon phases and the ability to save locations.
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MoonShine Free

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.baddaddy.moonshinefree
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Bad Daddy
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Moon Phase app with an easy-to-use interface. Get moon phase, rise and set for locations worldwide. Works for any date, too. Great for photography, hunting and fishing.
Use the date picker or swipe across the screen to change the date.
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NASA App

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:Android 
Description:
The Official NASA App for Android
Come explore with NASA and discover a huge collection of stunning images, videos, mission information, news, NASA TV and featured content with the new NASA App for Android.
Features:
- Thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and NASAImages.org
- On demand NASA Videos from around the agency
- Current NASA Mission Information
- Launch Information & Countdown clocks
- Current Visible Passes for the International Space Station (ISS)
- ISS and Earth Orbiting Satellite Tracker
- NASA Twitter Feeds from around the agency
- News and Features from the NASA topic areas
- Facebook® Connect and Integrated Twitter™ client for easy sharing
- Live Streaming of NASA TV
- NASA TV and What's On Your TV schedules
- Map and links to all of the NASA centers
- Featured content section
- Third Rock Radio (alternative rock radio station)
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PlanetDroid

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.planetdroid
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:W. Strickling
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Universal astronomy ephemeris App for calculating high precision ephemeris
Astronomy ephemeris App 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 pritty picture-apps. Planetdroid finds rise, culmination and set times, the beginning of seasons, lunar phases and planetary aspects.
New: Augmented reality (AR) view beta version: See the planet's positions live on a camera image and search your selected object with your phone (Version 4.0)!
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SkEye Planetarium | Astronomy

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lavadip.skeye
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Harshad RJ
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Explore the night sky with your Android.
SkEye is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.
Ever been on a camping trip and wondered what objects are up in the sky? Now you can get familiar with Astronomy by identifying stars, constellations and deep sky objects from the Messier and NGC catalogs.
If you have a telescope, just strap the phone onto the OTA and you get a PUSHTO guide!
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SkySafari

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.skysafari_lite
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Southern Stars
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Put the Universe at your Fingertips.
As just reviewed in Sky & Telescope magazine, the iOS version of SkySafari is "revolutionary" and a "game-changer". Now here for Android, SkySafari will change the way you do astronomy!
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SkySafari Pro

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.skysafari_pro
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Southern Stars
Operating System:Android 
Description:
The Future of Astronomy Software.
SkySafari 3 Pro will completely replace your desktop astronomy software, and forever change the way you view the night sky. With SkySafari 3 Pro, you can now explore the universe - not just from Earth, but from anywhere in the Milky Way galaxy!
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Solar Planets

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.good.planet
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:stephenppark
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Solar Planets is designed to introduce you the detail info about the planets in solar system with high quality image and interesting content offline.
Contents include:
- General image of solar system
- Detail image of every planet
- General info about every planet
- Fact & Figures
- Internal structure of every planets
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Solar System: The Planets

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mjbudden.android.solarsystem
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Martin Budden
Operating System:Android 
Description:
This comprehensive reference guide contains information on all eight planets, plus the sun. There is a brief fact sheet on what resides in our Milky Way.
Information and facts on Venus, Mars, Earth, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mercury.
The planets facts contains great information from NASA and wikipedia.
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Solar System Explorer Lite

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.burlock.solarexplorerlite
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Neil Burlock
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Take an interactive 3D trip through the solar system.
Solar System Explorer will take you on an interactive 3D trip through our solar system. Featuring more than 35 planets, moons, asteroids and space probes that have visited them, you'll have a chance to see a different side of our little piece of the galaxy!
Surface images of the planets have been re-constructed from photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft. Because few probes have been to the outer solar system, a number of moons have only been photographed from one side, so the missing details have been estimated based on what is visible.
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Space Images (NASA)

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa.jpl.spaceimages.android
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Stunning images of stars and planets -- including Earth! -- are at your fingertips with Space Images from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Get the latest images from spacecraft studying Mars, Saturn and the cosmos on your smartphone.
Features:
• Rate images and check out which ones top the Favorites list.
• Email images to a friend or save to your smartphone.
• Search for images or browse by category.
• Click on links to get full image descriptions and resolutions.
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Star Odyssey

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.randyl.starodyssey
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:randyl
Operating System:Android 
Description:
A star guide with information on over 70 of the brightest stars.
Ever used Google Sky Map to identify a star, but wanted to know more than just the star's name? Star Odyssey fills that gap.
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Where is Io

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dague.astro
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Sean Dague
Operating System:Android 
Description:
Astronomy program for showing Rise and Set of Planets, and the Moons of Jupiter.
Where is Io is an Astronomy application that calculates information on bodies in the solar system.
It provides rise and set visualizations and times for all the planets, and a spiro-graph view of the moons of Jupiter over the next few days.
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