What are the best astronomy apps for iPhone?

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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

    Jesse Wallace
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "With Star Chart you don't have to be a navigator to know the stars. Seeing the visible constellations mapped out is quite the experience and this app makes it easy."
  2. 8

    #2SkyView

    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

    Diane Carroll
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Excellent app used for identifying constellations, stars and planets. I was never really able to see constellations before (I just couldn't pick them up), but now I can using this app! Love love love that it can be used without a wifi connection."
  3. 8

    #3Star 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

    Diana Castillo
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This app is the greatest. I can see so many stars. I can also see planets. It also gives you information about the stars or planets you are looking at. This is so awesome."
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    #4Exoplanet

    Exoplanet

    Exoplanet is an interactive and visual guide of all known exoplanets. It includes a 3D model of the Milky Way, an augmented reality sky map and interactive multi-touch correlation plots.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ayaan Jain
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "There's certainly a market for astronomy apps for the casual astronomer, but I was glad to see that this one offered depth and scientific prowess. This is an excellent solution that provides everything you could need in an astronomy app."
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    #5NASA App

    NASA App

    The NASA App is an information-based application that helps users discover NASA's latest images, videos, mission information, news, features stories, and even NASA featured content. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Wayne Harper
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "If you need an astronomy app, look no further than the NASA app. Whether you want to check out the location of satellites or check in on future space missions, there isn't likely anything better for your mobile device. Highly recommended."
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    #6Pocket Universe

    Pocket Universe

    Pocket Universe is an app that will guide you around the night sky. It will help you to learn the name of constellations, stars, and planets. Explore the Solar System, take a virtual walk on the surface of the Moon and Mars and play quiz games.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    George Henderson
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "The night sky has always been a mystery to me. Sure I know about the moon and I can see the North star but outside of that it's just billions of stars all over the sky. I have no idea what I'm looking at most of the time. With Pocket Universe I feel like I know what I'm talking about now when it comes to the night sky. Pocket Universe will tell me exactly what I am looking at in the night sky. It can take me on a space journey all in the comfort of my back yard. I discover a new star, planet, or solar system each time I use it. I feel more connected to the universe now that I have Pocket Universe."
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    #7Solar 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

    Abhinav Chavan
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "My brother is a big space buff. He told me about this app, so I decided to give it a try. I ended staying up till about 1 AM the other night just exploring the models, the information, and more that this app has. I feel if I had this as a kid that I would use it much more."
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    #8Sky Guide AR

    Sky Guide AR

    Sky Guide AR is a stargazing app that allows you to find constellations, planets, satellites and more. It features cinematic time controls to virtually travel to the past and an X-ray filter to explore invisible wonders in the sky.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Jack Yi
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I love that this offers forecast of extraordinary events so that I will never miss a solar eclipse again. The app is very education and allows you to point in the sky to identify the stars. I can be an experts on the star in no time by using this app."

Summary

Best What are the best astronomy apps for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Star ChartApps 17 Free
2SkyViewApps 8 Free
3Star WalkApps 8 Paid
4ExoplanetApps 8 Free
5NASA AppApps 6 Free
6Pocket UniverseApps 5 Paid
7Solar WalkApps 0 Paid
8Sky Guide ARApps 0 Paid
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