Now you can easily fit Space in your pocket – in the form of astronomy apps! Whether you’re a new explorer or a seasoned astronomer, there is a large array of phone and tablet apps available for download. These apps assist your journey of learning and extending your knowledge of the wonders of the universe. We have put together a list of 10 must-have apps for any astronomy enthusiast!

Starwalk HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide – $3.79

Starwalk is an interactive astro guide to the night sky, which allows you to explore over 200,000? celestial bodies in real-time! Point your phone upwards and you’ll see the stars, planets, satellites and constellations in their proper location, in relation to your position – accompanied by extensive information on each object.

·         Android 

·         Apple 

Explorium Space for Kids – $3.99

This app utilises the power of imagination and takes kids on an adventure through the stars and planets. Users create a character, hop aboard a spaceship and go on an adventure of learning and exploration. A perfect app for young up-and-coming astronauts!

·         Android 

·         Apple 

Stellarium – $3.79

Similar to Starwalk HD but possibly a better fit for first time star-gazing app users, Stellarium offers all the basics. It has real-time movement across the sky, a searchable celestial body database, ocular views, and satellite information. It also has a free desktop version.

·         Android 

·         Apple

Skyview Satellite Guide – $3.79

This innovative app helps you find satellites, launch information, allows you to watch specific satellites and even receive push notifications alerting you when a specific one is about to pass over your current location!

·         Not available on android

·         Apple

NASA App – FREE

A collection of all things NASA including images, videos-on-demand, mission info, news and developments, tweets, International Space Station sighting opportunities and satellite tracking. It also has the option of sharing your discoveries on social media.

·         Android 

·         Apple 

Moon Phase Pro – $2.59

Get up to date information on the Moon phases, and rise and set times, you can even look as far back as 1900 for Moon phase info. And you can manually shift the phases to see what it looks like in the night sky from the opposite side of the world.

·         Android 

·         Not available on IoS

Space Images – FREE

A stunning app full of photos of planets, moons and galaxies. It includes informative captions and is constantly updated with new images. You can store the photos as phone backgrounds and wallpapers, so you can take the wonders of the universe with you wherever you go!

·         Android 

·         Apple