Astronomy Software for iPhone (iOS)

iPhone

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 iPhone (iOS) related to Astronomy and Space:

Download on the App Store

APODViewer - Astronomy Picture of the Day

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apodviewer-astronomy-picture/id292538105?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, Spanish
Developer:Michael Kaye
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
APODViewer - Astronomy Picture of the Day

Description:
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).

Distant Suns (max)

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/distant-suns-for-ipad-astronomy/id363418936?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:First Light
Operating System:iPhone iPad Android 
Distant Suns (max)

Description:
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 Collider

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/galaxy-collider/id301086225?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Klaus Engel
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Galaxy Collider

Description:
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.

GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goskywatch-planetarium-astronomy/id284980812?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, French, ...
Developer:GoSoftWorks Development Co.
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Description:
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.

Moon Globe

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moon-globe/id333180321?mt=8
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Michael Howard
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Moon Globe

Description:
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.

NASA

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/app/nasa-app/id334325516?mt=8
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:iPhone iPad Android 
NASA

Description:
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.
Features:
• 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

NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/app/nasa-lunar-electric-rover/id355542143?mt=8
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator

Description:
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

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-space-weather-media-viewer/id398687618?mt=8
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Ideum
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
NASA Space Weather Media Viewer

Description:
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.

NASA Visualization Explorer

Download:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-visualization-explorer/id448700202
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:iPhone iPad Android 
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!

Planets

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/planets/id305793334?mt=8
Licence:Free
Language:English, Spanish, French, ...
Developer:Q Continuum
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Planets

Description:
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

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-universe-virtual-sky/id306916838?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, French, ...
Developer:John Kennedy
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Pocket Universe

Description:
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)

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rocket-science-101/id536290350
Licence:Free
Language:English, Spanish, French, ...
Developer:NASA
Operating System:iPhone iPad Android 
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!

SkySafari 6

Download:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skysafari-6/id1257281849?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Operating System:iPhone iPad Android 
SkySafari 6

Description:
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. Discover why SkySafari is your perfect stargazing companion under the night sky.

Solar Walk - Planets System 3D

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solar-walk-3d-solar-system/id347546771?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, Spanish, Frech, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Solar Walk - Planets System 3D

Description:
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!

Space Images (NASA/JPL)

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-images/id347075764?mt=8#
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Operating System:iPhone iPad Android 
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 Chart

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-chart/id345542655?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, Spanish, French, ...
Developer:Escape Velocity Limited
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Star Chart

Description:
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!

StarMap 3D+ Plus

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/starmap-3d-plus/id351986992?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, Spanish, French, ...
Developer:Sanville Software
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
StarMap 3D+ Plus

Description:
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 Walk - Night Sky Guide

Download:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-walk-5-stars-astronomy/id295430577?mt=8
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, Spanish, French, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:iPhone 
Star Walk - Night Sky Guide

Description:
It will show you what you are looking at in the sky. It also comes with plenty of other features to help you take your game to the next level.