What are the best astronomy apps for Android?

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    #1Star Chart

    Star Chart

    This educational free app allows people to learn about the astronomy. With Star Chart you can have a hand a virtual and complete star chart just by pointing your device at the sky.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jason Payne
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This is a decent astronomy app on android. If you haven't liked one from what you have tried check this out."
  2. 15

    #2Sky Map

    Sky Map

    Sky Map is a free planetarium app for Android. It was originally developed by the official Google team, but now it's an open-source code. Use it to navigate through stars, planets and other celestial bodies.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gregory Jenkins
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "An app that actually functions as a planetarium. It comes with a compass as well. The app helps users to identify several cosmic objects, including planets, stars and nebulae. The app is for android devices and was originally developed by Google Map. "
  3. 9

    #3SkyView

    SkyView

    SkyView is an app helps you to find, identify and see stars, planets, constellations and much more. It works without a WiFi connection, you can use it in any place. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Cynthia Contreras
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "As a sky watcher I need resources at my disposal to help in my endeavors. SkyView is an excellent app that never ceases to amaze me."
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    #4Cosmic Watch

    Cosmic Watch
    App and a tool to explore the relationship between time and the celestial dynamics. You can use it as a world-clock or an entertaining educational tool. Learn about the movements of the sky, the sun, the moon, and the planets.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $4.49

    Amit Patel
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Cosmic Watch is an educational app. I learned a lot about astronomy through it. I passed it on to my wife since she's really interested in this stuff and she absolutely loved it. Great for curious minds that want to know how things work."
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    #5Mobile Observatory

    Mobile Observatory

    Mobile Observatory is an app that provides you with information about stars, planets, comets and other celestial elements. It features a zoomable sky map and a calendar with the most notorious celestial events.

    Apps

    Android

    $4.49

    Randy Lewis
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Probably the best app of its kind, well worth of its price. Casual observers will find LifeView very informative. Works well! Recommend"
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    #6Solar Walk

    Solar Walk

    Solar Walk is the perfect app to know more about our galaxy. You will find a 3D recreation of the Solar System and important information about planets, satellites, comets and much more. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Peter Bowman
    Written on July 29, 2018
    "This is a very useful learning tool, and for that alone it would be worth it. But the graphics are simply stunning, and merely looking at the images provide a rich aesthetic experience. The in-app purchases aren't essential, but are inexpensive enough to consider adding. "
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    #7Star Walk

    Star Walk

    Star Walk is an interactive guide for astronomy enthusiasts. It will help you to identify star and planets in the sky and features a time machine tool to explore the sky map of tomorrow or years ago. Works both online and offline.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Anna Feng
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "This is an amazingly cool little app. It even works when I don't have service so I like to take it out on the boat or into the woods, away from city lights. It only works on Apple devices but this is almost worth having the iPhone!"

Summary

Best What are the best astronomy apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Star ChartApps 16 Free
2Sky MapApps 15 Free
3SkyViewApps 9 Free
4Cosmic WatchApps 8 Paid
5Mobile ObservatoryApps 7 Paid
6Solar WalkApps 6 Paid
7Star WalkApps 3 Paid
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