Astronomy Software for Android

Android

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

If you love the astronomy and the space these applications can help you in order to improve your astronomy knowledge.

You can find the best one for your needs.

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

Get it on Google Play

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 
AcruSky for 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.

Astroid

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tka.astroid
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:KTM-Soft
Operating System:Android 
Astroid

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.

Distant Suns (max)

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.distantsuns.dsmax
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:First Light
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Distant Suns (max)

Description:
Finalist in TabTimes Best Tablet App contest in the Family category, 2014
Distant Suns (max) astronomy app is an award-winning hand-held planetarium with over 25 years of development, offering you the new way to look at the sky from on the Earth to off. Sporting over 130,000 stars, all 8 (or is it 9?) planets, the sun and moon, constellations, galaxies, nebula and star clusters, Distant Suns offers a gracefully visual respite from a busy day. While others play games, you can travel to the stars.

Exo Planets Explorer 3D

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.burlock.exoplanetexplorerlite
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Neil Burlock
Operating System:Android 
Exo Planets Explorer 3D

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.

Exo planets Explorer 3D HD

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.burlock.exoplanetexplorer
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Neil Burlock
Operating System:Android 
Exo planets Explorer 3D HD

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.

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 
Google Sky Map

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.

Moon 3D

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.watabou.moon3d
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:watabou
Operating System:Android 
Moon 3D

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

MoonShine

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.baddaddy.moonshine
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Bad Daddy
Operating System:Android 
MoonShine

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.

NASA

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
NASA

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)

NASA Visualization Explorer

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa.gsfc.nasavizprod
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
NASA Visualization Explorer

Description:
NASA SCIENCE: REVEALED! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your Android device. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you’ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers! Download it now, tap into the power of NASA’s cutting-edge research today and check for new stories every other week!

PlanetDroid

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.planetdroid
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:W. Strickling
Operating System:Android 
PlanetDroid

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)!

Rocket Science 101 (NASA)

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.gov.nasa.ksc.RocketScience
Licence:Free
Language:English, Spanish, French, ...
Developer:NASA
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Rocket Science 101 (NASA)

Description:
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to launch a NASA spacecraft with NASA's Rocket Science 101 (RS101)! Select your favorite NASA mission and build a rocket to send the spacecraft into orbit. As you take the RS101 challenge, you can learn more about thrilling missions and the various components of the launch vehicles, how they are configured and how they work together to successfully launch a NASA spacecraft. NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) does the same things for real rockets and exciting spacecraft missions every day - now it's your turn!

SkEye | Astronomy

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lavadip.skeye
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Harshad RJ
Operating System:Android 
SkEye | Astronomy

Description:
SkEye is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.
Ever wondered what objects are up in the sky? Now you can get familiar with Astronomy by identifying stars, planets, and constellations. Also look up 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!

SkySafari 5

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simulationcurriculum.skysafari5
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
SkySafari 5

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!

Solar System Explorer 3D

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.burlock.solarexplorerlite
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Neil Burlock
Operating System:Android 
Solar System Explorer 3D

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.

Space Images (NASA/JPL)

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 iPhone iPad 
Space Images (NASA/JPL)

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.

Star Odyssey

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.randyl.starodyssey
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:randyl
Operating System:Android 
Star Odyssey

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.