17 Amazing Space Apps To Help Inspire A Love Of Astronomy

17 Amazing Space Apps To Help Inspire A Love Of Astronomy

Do you love space? Were you the kid whose head was always in the clouds? Or have you ever built NASA Apollo Saturn V from legos? Looking at the night sky can inspire anyone. Unfortunately, we can’t yet take a vacation in space. But there are still some opportunities to learn more about our solar system and other worlds. One great way of doing this is using one of the many apps available to teach you more.

What are the best space apps?

The right apps can drive interest in science for a lifetime. We are lucky because there’s tons of tech for learning about astronomy. However, how to choose the one that fits your needs the most?

I prepared a guide to help you. Below, you will find the list of 20 beautiful and useful space apps. This list features our favorites, including tools that map the sky, reveal the wonders of the universe, and even get kids building spaceships or visiting the moon.

Moreover, if you have big dreams like being an astronaut, you should check An Astronaut’s Guide: How to Survive in Space?”

Lunar calendar is one of the oldest calendars in modern society. A lunar month can only be 29 or 30 days long. In other words, the length of a year is not arbitrarily fixed. This app shows universal lunar calendar for any Locations from 0001 to 2100 years....
Would you like to know when the next meteor shower is? This app will display a list of upcoming meteor showers and the approximate date in which they will peak with specific details on each....
With this app, you can get the accurate local times for NASA's Curiosity and InSight rovers, and the current Coordinated Mars Time. Also, the most recent weather reports sent directly from NASA's Curiosity rover....
Since Earth is in space, you can have some fun exploring our home planet with the most comprehensive atlas you'll ever come across. Check out your own house on the street view or you can visit any museum you want....
This app promises to be the most realistic possible view of the skies, showing the scenery above just as you would see them with the naked eye. It literally shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars....
SkySarfari has all of the augmented-reality tools you expect in a stargazing app and you can even control them with your voice. Just say "Find Jupiter."...
You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky. This app guides you to their location and identifies them. You can locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys....
Did you know that you can actually see the International Space Station, with your naked eye, in the middle of the day? ISS Spotter offers a forecast of visible passes, enabling you to set alarms so you’ll always be on time to check it out....
This app does a wonderful job of teaching you about space. It provides you with over 15,000 images, 13,000 NASA videos, and all the latest news within astronomy. You can also watch live on NASA TV....
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