Download Astronomy - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Sky Map

    1.9.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Navigate the night sky

    7
    269 votes
    • PROS: Offers real time information based on your location, Toggle layers representing different aspects of Space, Very simple to use
    • CONS: No background information about the things you're looking at
  • Stellarium

    0.11.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    See stars, planets and nebulae in real time

    8
    2151 votes
    • PROS: Realistic sunsets and sunrises, Constellations traced out, Accurate star positions
    • CONS: Imagery not detailed, Designed for use in a dome (planetarium), Narrow appeal
  • WinStars

    R2 2.076

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Look at the solar system in 3D

    8
    110 votes
    • Celestia

      1.6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Real-time space exploration on your computer

      8
      880 votes
      • PROS: Excellent help, Fascinating graphics, Lots of options, Appears to be excellently researched
      • CONS: Clunky control, Search function didn't seem to work well
    • WorldWide Telescope

      Beta

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Explore the universe with your computer

      8
      189 votes
      • PROS: Hightly detailed atlas for real astronomy lovers, Includes photo galleries for more convenient browsing, You can download guided tours to learn more
      • CONS: Mouse-based browsing is confusing, Sometimes you can see photo boundaries
    • Stellarium Portable

      0.11.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Take the stars with you wherever you go

      8
      105 votes
      • PROS: An astronomy app that fits in your USB memory sitck, Loads of information about planets, stars, constellations and more
      • CONS: May only appeal to astronomy lovers, No highly detailed imagery
    • SkyMap Pro

      7

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An astronomy program for anyone

      7
      31 votes
      • StarCalc

        5.73

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        View images of the constellations

        8
        32 votes
        • Gravit

          0.5.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Simulate gravity

          7
          36 votes
          • PROS: Highly customizable, Runs smoothly on old hardware
          • CONS: Extremely complicated to tweak
        • CyberSky

          4.0.2

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Learn about astronomy and the wonders of the sky

          7
          16 votes
          • Redshift - Astronomy

            1.39

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Android
            iPhone

            A full version program for Android, by USM.

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            No votes yet
            • Mobile Observatory - Astronomy

              varies-with-device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              A free Education app for Android

              8
              2 votes
              • Astronomy Screensaver 2005

                1.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                View the heavens on your screen with these amazing NASA pictures

                8
                61 votes
                • PROS: Very high resolution pictures, Stunning scenes
                • CONS: No information about the photos
              • SkEye | Astronomy

                varies-with-device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                A free Education app for Android

                -
                No votes yet
                • GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

                  9.2

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  iPhone

                  A full version program for iphone

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                  No votes yet
                  • Night Sky Tools - Astronomy

                    varies-with-device

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Android

                    A free Education app for Android

                    -
                    No votes yet
                    • The Night Sky

                      3.0

                      License
                      buy Download
                      Platform
                      Mac

                      A full version program for mac, by iCandi Apps

                      -
                      No votes yet
                      • Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game

                        2.0.6

                        License
                        buy Download
                        Platform
                        iPhone

                        A full version program for iphone

                        -
                        No votes yet
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                        51.9.32697.1Android
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