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 iPad related to Astronomy:
A major solar flare erupts on the sun. Before long, your phone chirps in your pocket to let you know! Pulling out your phone, you see a 3D view of the sun — a digital reconstruction of satellite images freshly downloaded from NASA's "STEREO" satellites, orbiting millions of miles away.
APODViewer - Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day NASA's APOD presents an astronomical image (also animations & movies) along with a description of the "picture" written by a professional astronomer. These images range from pictures of The Planets, the Sun, Moon, Galaxies, Nebula to astronomical phenomena here on Earth.
APODViewer provides unique functionality to comparable app and provides the best interface to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Website (APOD).
The locations of the heavenly bodies are just a touch away - see where in the zodiac the Sun, Moon and visible planets are, sunrise/sunset times (including twilights). Drag the Sun to "turn back time" (or move the zodiac to watch the years fly by), or set a specific date/time to see conditions at other times. Switch to the armillary to get the more.
AU: The Solar System is a personal space program at your fingertips.
Browse 3D planets and objects with familiar gestures, and view information and imagery from mankind’s many missions: From Mercury to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and more.
AU: The Solar System brings a unique perspective and new dimensions to astronomy apps for the iPhone/iPod touch. AU allows you to effortlessly switch between 3D realtime animation, 2D imagery, and text-based information views with a simple, fun, and easy to use interface.
One of the most popular astronomy apps for iPhone/iPad. Gives you access to thousands of objects and can help you identify new objects in the sky too.
Galaxy Physics in your pocket!
Galaxy Collider simulates the universe in your pocket. So brace yourself for the collision of the Milky Way with the Andromeda Galaxy!
Galaxy Collider simulates the physics of interacting galaxies by computing the gravitational forces between the stars and the heavy galaxy centers.
Galaxy collider features a high performance particle engine that can interactively visualize spectacular galaxy interactions.
Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more with a touch or by simply pointing to the sky. Have fun with family and friends discovering the images in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky.
Grand Tour 3D: Space Travel on a budget
Replicating the solar-system, and its major moons in stunning detail, Grand Tour will let you zip about the solar-system at will and see the sights as they would look like at this very moment.
• View the planets and their moons from any angle with a simple flick of your finger.
• Planetary positions calculated and updated continuously.
• Real-time cloud images for the earth, updated every 3 hours.
• Constellation names and outlines.
• Animate the motions of other worlds forward or backwards.
• Detailed descriptions of each world.
• List of experiments.
• Solid tech support via AIM: Lazyastronomer, Twitter: distantsuns and blog, distantsuns.wordpress.com.
• Grand tour is perfect for us lazy astronomers who want to skim across the surface of the moon without leaving the jacuzzi.
HubbleSite, the online home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, invites you to help choose the world’s most popular Hubble images. Get wallpaper, Hubble facts, and more.
Hold the Moon in your hands. Moon Globe turns your iPhone/iPad into a precision instrument for viewing Earth's Moon. Satellite imagery and topographic laser altimeter data are combined to render the Moon with realistic lighting in realtime 3D.
The first official NASA App invites you to discover a wealth of NASA information right.
The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online NASA sources in a convenient mobile package. Come explore with us.
• NASA Mission Information
• Live streaming of the NASA TV public channel
• Launch Information & Countdown clocks
• Sighting Opportunities (Visible Passes for the ISS and Shuttle)
• Mission Orbit Trackers
• NASA Image of the Day
• Astronomy Picture of the Day
• NASAImages.org collection of images
• NASA Videos
• NASA Twitter Feeds/Mission Updates
• Facebook® Connect for easy sharing
• Integrated Twitter™ client
Come explore with NASA. Now on your iPad.
• Thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and NASAImages.org
• On demand NASA Videos from around the agency
• Live Streaming of NASA TV
• 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
• Facebook® Connect and Integrated Twitter™ client for easy sharing
• Map and links to all of the NASA centers
• Quick links to the NASA topic areas
• Featured content section
NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator
Welcome to the NASA Lunar Electric Rover (LER) Simulator. You don’t need a driver’s license, but you still need to buckle up as the LER Simulator gives you a glimpse of what it might be like to support the activities of a functioning Lunar Outpost. Get busy. You never know if your skills here will become a major part of the NASA Astronaut.
NASA Space Weather Media Viewer
The Space Weather Media Viewer features near-real-time imagery from a wide variety of NASA missions, as well as video interviews with prominent scientists about the causes of space phenomena and NASA-created visualizations.
The Space Weather Media Viewer was created as part of NASA's education and public outreach program.
The NASA Television App brings live and on-demand TV programming to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Watch the latest NASA events unfold in real-time or select from a list of recently uploaded videos. Plan your viewing up to a week in advance with the NASA TV schedule, and check out a list of NASA-related programming on other networks.
The most advanced 3D visualization Planetarium on the iPhone/iPad and the only Planetarium using an advanced positioning system similar to flight simulators allowing you freely navigate the Solar System.
A 3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers. It enables you to explore the planets in our solar system and learn new things along the way.
Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy
Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered what exactly you were looking at? Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn constellations, bright stars and planets. You can literally hold up your iPhone/iPad in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information. If you want your kids to learn the constellations, or to impress a date with the names of the stars, this is the only app you need.
Rocket Science 101 (NASA)
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!
Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model
This 3D Solar System model enables you to navigate through space and time, observe all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structure, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience! And zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy!
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.
• 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.
Now you can have a virtual star chart in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your iPhone/iPad to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
All you have to do is point your iPhone/iPad at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.
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!
Explore the Universe: StarMap 3D Plus is the portable star atlas for beginners or advanced astronomers. No need to cart around bulky, printed star maps! Use StarMap 3D Plus to find the stars, star clusters, constellations, planets, galaxies, and nebulae visible to you based on your location and time. StarMap 3D Plus will even use the built-in.
Star Search is an easy to use tool to help you identify 16 different constellations and provides a little interesting information on each one.
• Easy navigation with slide bar
• View each constellation as an outline or just stars
• Designed with night use in mind (not bright so your eyes can focus on the stars better)
Provides you with a breathtaking experience with the stars right on your iPad. Can identify the stars as you explore them on your device too.