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Out Of This World Planetarium Apps

Are you ready to explore distant galaxies far far away? This amazing collection of out of this world apps will educate you and pretty much blow your mind with how awesome the stars and planets really are. Learn about planets, galaxies, constellations, and more. Even take a walk in the stars in real time.

Solar Walk - Explore Space and Planets System 3D
Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium 3D: Planets, Satelli
Solar Walk Ads+ Explore Space and Planets System
Spacecraft 3D
Solar Walk 2 Ads+ Spacecraft and Space Exploration

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Solar Walk - Explore Space and Planets System 3D
Solar Walk - Explore Space and Planets System 3D

Solar Walk

Vito Technology Inc.

Go on a beautiful space exploration and learn about the solar system.

Solar Walk provides a 3-D solar system model that you can explore. See the positions of the planets, zoom in for a closer view, read about their history, and get all of the details on each planet.

Explore the solar system
Solar Walk 2 - Spacecraft 3D and Space Exploration

Solar Walk 2

Vito Technology Inc.

Learn about the solar system with a gorgeous exploratory app.

Solar Walk 2 offers a calendar of cosmic events, details on missions, planetary physics, sounds, and textures. You can also test your knowledge with the space quiz on your Apple Watch.

Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System
Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System

Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System

Minilab Ltd

Apple TV Best of 2016

Apple TV Best of 2016

\\\ 2016 Webby Award Winner - Best App, Family & Kids ///

*** Pay once & play forever! No in-app purchases! No third party Advertising! ***

Blast off into space and learn about the wonders of the Universe with Professor Astro Cat and his trusty friend, Astro Mouse! Download now to join the Astro Cat Space Programme and...

Cosmolander - Missions in the Solar System
Cosmolander - Missions in the Solar System

Cosmolander

Marshmallow Games

"The app is great for those who want to refresh their knowledge about the Solar System, but also for kids who will definitely be pulled by the fun and engaging style of this application

"The app is great for those who want to refresh their knowledge about the Solar System, but also for kids who will definitely be pulled by the fun and engaging style of this application." - phoneArena.com

Cosmolander offers the opportunity to take an unprecedented interstellar educational trip.
Cosmolander - Missions in the solar system is aimed at children ages 6 and...

Star Walk for Kids: Learning Astronomy and Space
Star Walk for Kids: Learning Astronomy and Space

Star Walk for Kids

Vito Technology Inc.

Star Walk for Kids is perfect for young space explorers to introduce them to astronomy

Star Walk for Kids is perfect for young space explorers to introduce them to astronomy. With colorful images and friendly narrators, kids can begin to recognize constellations, planets of the solar system and grasp the fundamental principles of astrophysics.

Children usually like bombarding their parents with questions. What shines so bright in the sky? How far is the moon? Can...

Space by Tinybop
Space by Tinybop

Space by Tinybop

Tinybop Inc.

Explore our solar system

Explore our solar system! Travel into space and visit tiny Mercury, fierce Venus, friendly Earth, dusty Mars, stormy Jupiter, elegant Saturn, hazy Uranus, and mysterious Neptune.

*** KAPi Best App for Older Children ***
*** Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice ***

"Space should more accurately be called "Hands On With the Solar System." — Children's Technology Review

Hurl meteorites through the atmosphere. Spin around...

Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium 3D: Planets, Satelli
Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium 3D: Planets, Satelli

Solar Walk Lite

Vito Technology Inc.

Solar Walk Lite - 3D Planetarium is a time-sensitive 3D Solar System simulator showing the real orbits, order, scale and motion of the Sun, all the 8 planets with more than 20 moons, dwarfs, asteroids, comets, 9 Earth satellites and more than 50 stars

Solar Walk Lite - 3D Planetarium is a time-sensitive 3D Solar System simulator showing the real orbits, order, scale and motion of the Sun, all the 8 planets with more than 20 moons, dwarfs, asteroids, comets, 9 Earth satellites and more than 50 stars.

The Lite version of the well-known space simulator is absolutely free, ad-supported and very small in size...

Cosmic-Watch
Cosmic-Watch

Cosmic

Celestial Dynamics AG

Discover the fascinating relation between time and the cosmos

Discover the fascinating relation between time and the cosmos. Enjoy this interactive learning tool and understand the concept of the celestial sphere and the apparent movement of the sky.

COSMIC WATCH is the worlds first and most advanced interactive 3D astronomical time device in the digital age!

Featuring:
Realtime world clock: Know the local time anywhere on Earth with just one touch.
Time...

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Apps with average score

The Solar System by BabyBus
The Solar System by BabyBus
The Solar System by BabyBus

The Solar System by BabyBus

BABYBUS

Make the learning of our solar system an exciting exploration for children. With our newest 3D game engine, they are able to see the planets in many cool ways! Learn about the sun and its eight beautiful planets!

Fun features:
- Surface discoveries with 3D imaging;
- Digital orrery with personified planets;
-...

Spacecraft 3D
Spacecraft 3D
Spacecraft 3D

Spacecraft 3D

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on your mobile device, you can get...

Solar System for iPad
Solar System for iPad
Solar System for iPad

Solar System for iPad

Touch Press Inc

A breakthrough electronic book about our Solar System, offering hours of interactive exploration and presenting a treasure trove of visual information.

Bestselling author Marcus Chown leads us on a grand tour through the incredible diversity of planets, moons, asteroids, comets and spacecraft that surround the Sun in our cosmic backyard. Illuminating...

SkyORB
SkyORB
SkyORB

SkyORB

Realtech VR

SkyORB is a decent stargazing application that utilizes a really good digital compass and a 3D interface. It lets you search and find stars, deep sky objects, current satellites and shuttle missions, and enables you to see the sky from any point on earth. The trial version is of course...

Galaxy Map PRO
Galaxy Map PRO
Galaxy Map PRO

Galaxy Map PRO

Andrei Nistorescu

Explore the galaxy in a stunning three dimensional map based on NASA's artistic impression of the Milky Way galactic structure. Photos are taken by NASA spacecraft and ground based telescopes like Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray, Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Find out where our Sun - the...

Exoplanet
Exoplanet
Exoplanet

Exoplanet

Hanno Rein

The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the...

Star Discovery Starglobe
Star Discovery Starglobe
Star Discovery Starglobe

Star Discovery Starglobe

Ujjawal Wadekar

Stars Discovery - Glitter of all stars in your hand now.

Ever wondered how many stars and constellations we are surrounded by?
There are countless stars and lots of constellations named by space explorer agencies, and here all are wrapped up in one app, to give everybody the exact information of their...

CHI Encyclopedia of the Solar System
CHI Encyclopedia of the Solar System
CHI Encyclopedia of the Solar System

CHI Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Coast Heavy Industries

Explore the solar system in thousands of hours of articles and pictures covering everything from Ariel to Sol. Our Encyclopedia of the Solar System contains beautiful HD photos, great organization and user interface and the most comprehensive information about the solar system you may want to know.
Our Encyclopedia of the...

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer
Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer
Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer

PBS KIDS

New Updates!!
· Fixed the loading issue for some iPhone users
· Now in both Spanish and English! Choose your language preference in the Settings section
· New look! We made it easier to explore the solar system with some new Ready Jet Go! art and designs.


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Kids can explore the solar system...

3D Solar System For Kids 2 – Planets
3D Solar System For Kids 2 – Planets
3D Solar System For Kids 2 – Planets

3D Solar System For Kids 2 – Planets

Education Terra

Learn and play

Observe astronomical phenomenа

Visit planets

Complete tests


This is a new educational app for curious children. 3D Solar System For Kids 2 - Stars And Planets will help them to explore the space, train their memory and observation skills. The galaxy we live in is so mysterious and wonderful!

3D Solar System...

Solar System - Space Museum - VR/AR
Solar System - Space Museum - VR/AR
Solar System - Space Museum - VR/AR

Solar System - Space Museum - VR/AR

Melissa Wong Lai Yin

VR Space Museum is the best app for space exploration. Doesn't matter if you like astronomy or want to learn about space this app will help you and take you to a beautiful journey of our galaxy. Explore the solar system in virtual reality environment and learn about planets. Now...

Interactive Minds: Solar System
Interactive Minds: Solar System
Interactive Minds: Solar System

Interactive Minds: Solar System

Vosonos LLC

The perfect way for kids to experience the Solar System in a hands-on way! This interactive science book contains 58 pages and is filled with images, videos, and interactive simulations.



----- OVERVIEW -----

This app is great for young minds, both at home and in the classroom!

•••• Parents ••••
This app is sure...

Starry Night College
Starry Night College
Starry Night College

Starry Night College

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

The Starry Night College App for the iPad is the most comprehensive educational astronomy app - period. Use it with your introductory astronomy textbook or on its own. It's a powerful, portable planetarium that fits in your backpack. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips. It lets...

Cosmos Story Vol.1
Cosmos Story Vol.1
Cosmos Story Vol.1

Cosmos Story Vol.1

CosmoStory

The first audio guided tour of the Sky !
No knowledge in astronomy needed. Start the visit and open a window on the Universe.

This guided tour will lead you from Earth to the outbounds of our galaxy. Accompanied by an astronomer, you will travel through the Universe as if you were...

OurSolarSystemVR
OurSolarSystemVR
OurSolarSystemVR

OurSolarSystemVR

Crenovator Smart Tech.

“One of the best VR 3D education app about Solar System!” – 5/5 POP 2Review on Oculus experiences

We will take you fly through the whole solar system. You can land onto the surface of the planets to explore special topographies of different planets. It also introduces the human exploration of...

Redshift Compact – Discover Astronomy
Redshift Compact – Discover Astronomy
Redshift Compact – Discover Astronomy

Redshift Compact – Discover Astronomy

USM

Discover the universe and explore the boundless depths of space! The app not only explains what you can see in the night sky from your location on Earth; it even takes you on some spectacular flights across the Solar System and our home galaxy.

Major features:

• Discover celestial objects: The app...

Stars & Constellations
Stars & Constellations
Stars & Constellations

Stars & Constellations

Divya Mishra

Stars & Constellations - Glitter of all stars in your hand now.

Ever wondered how many stars and constellations we are surrounded by?
There are countless stars and lots of constellations named by space explorer agencies, and here all are wrapped up in one app, to give everybody the exact information of...

iLearn Solar System HD : Making Science Fun
iLearn Solar System HD : Making Science Fun
iLearn Solar System HD : Making Science Fun

iLearn Solar System HD : Making Science Fun

Sprite Labs

Making Science fun for kids. Talking Astronaut Ashley explores a 3D model of the Solar System, making it a fun learning experience for young minds. ★★★ Introductory 50% SALE ★★★

What Teachers and Parents are saying ::

★★★★★ Scientistic - I am passionate about teaching science to my first graders and...

Celestron SkyPortal
Celestron SkyPortal
Celestron SkyPortal

Celestron SkyPortal

Celestron, LLC

Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting...

Amazing Space Journey - 3D Solar System
Amazing Space Journey - 3D Solar System
Amazing Space Journey - 3D Solar System

Amazing Space Journey - 3D Solar System

Digital Expression

★★★★★★ Engage yourself into an Amazing Space Journey.
Discover the Solar System and explore the Sun, the planets and their satellites in stunning details.
Take over time and space and observe the planets' position and orbit.

★★★★★★ Interactive Learning
A great and interactive learning tool for any age to comprehend the features of the...

Solar System Chart by Popar
Solar System Chart by Popar
Solar System Chart by Popar

Solar System Chart by Popar

Popar Toys

Strap yourself in and prepare to launch into Popar’s Solar System! You are about to embark on an interactive exploration as planets, probes, rockets, and more spring to life to give you an experience you will never forget! This Augmented Reality infused app will allow you to learn, interact, and...

Starry 2
Starry 2
Starry 2

Starry 2

Label305

** Now free to download (previously $ 3.99) **

Visit http://www.starry-app.com for more information!

Starry is a lightweight, clutter free and blazingly fast application that allows you to explore the universe in style

The feedback we've received for the first version of Starry has been overwhelmingly positive, and we set out to create...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Stellar Sky

Stellar Sky

Academ Media Labs, LLC

Stellar Sky is a web-based interactive star map showing stars and constellations and their positions.

It contains a detailed sky map and a descriptive list of the best objects to see with a telescope or using just your eyes. Stellar Sky is suitable for all stargazers including newcomers to astronomy.

Stellar Sky features:
• default catalogue of over 100,000 stars
• all the known constellations with detailed descriptions
• powerful zoom that maintains high-resolution image quality
• available VR mode
• no Internet connection required

Science - Macrocosm 3D HD: Solar system, planets, stars and galaxies

Science - Macrocosm 3D HD: Solar system, planets, stars and galaxies

Online Science Classroom, LLC

OVER 30 OBJECTS OF THE UNIVERSE IN 3D!
A new educational app "Science – Macrocosm 3D" will allow you to immerse yourself in the amazing world of the Universe in 3D format! You will explore the most interesting 3D models of planets, moons, stars, galaxies, constellations and nebulas and get information about each individual object.
FEATURES:
★ Over 30 3D models of objects in the Universe
★ Objects’ size from 10^0 to 10^26
★ Description of each object
★ Languages: English, German, Russian

"Science - Macrocosm 3D" is a virtual scale with sizes from 10^0 to 10^26 depicting animated 3D models of various objects in the Universe. Each object has a concise and clear description that is available via "More" button.

Our app is of use to school and university students, astronomers and to everyone who is interested in science. The simplicity of presentation and excellent graphics make learning about science both exciting and accessible to kids and adults!

"Science – Macrocosm 3D" has more than 30 models, including:
• Galileo's telescope
• Hubble Space Telescope
• Stonehenge - an ancient observatory
• Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
• Deimos, - satellite of Mars
• Neutron stars
• Asteroids
• Moon
• Titan - satellite of Saturn
• Mars
• Sirius B, a white dwarf
• Earth
• Saturn
• Jupiter
• Earth-Moon distance
• Sun
• Rigel
• Earth-Sun distance
• Comet C/1822 R1
• The largest star - VY Canis Majoris
• Radius of the Solar System
• Planetary nebula
• Distance between Mizar and Alcor stars
• Distance to the nearest star Proxima Centauri
• Pleiades star cluster
• Giant nebula
• Dwarf galaxies
• Our Galaxy - the Milky Way
• Radio Galaxy
• Local Group of galaxies
• Local superclusters
• Distance to quasars

★VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVVRlrDdiZM

★FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/oscteam.llc

★TWITTER: https://twitter.com/OSCteam_LLC

View-Master® Space

View-Master® Space

Mattel, Inc.

Blast into Space with the Virtual Reality View-Master®!

***A View-Master® Virtual Reality Viewer or other Google Cardboard compatible viewer is required.

*** View-Master®: Space is not optimized for the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c. You may experience stutters, slowdown and other performance issues on these devices.


View-Master®: Space takes you on trips that are out of this world -- virtually! Explore our solar system, see spacecraft up close or experience the night sky in a whole new way. Learn new facts, trace constellations, and even compare planetary gravity through mini-games!

Launch yourself into stunning 360-degree views that completely surround you. Look up, look down, look around -- everywhere you turn, there is something to see because you are “virtually” standing within the environment!

This experience pack was designed to work best with the View-Master® Virtual Reality Viewer (sold separately) that Works With Google Cardboard. Just download the app, insert your smartphone into the viewer and View-Master® will become your portal to immersive, virtual reality adventures that will transport you around the world and beyond.

Come have a look around. You won’t believe what you can see!

· Enter the world of virtual reality with the View-Master® VR viewer (sold separately) and blast off with the space-themed experience pack.
· View-Master®: Space takes you out of this world to see the solar system, spacecraft and the night sky up close!
· Additional features add to the experience with educational facts and fun interactive opportunities, like finding constellations in the night sky.
· Collect other Experience Packs (sold separately) to visit new places, explore new environments and discover new worlds with a whole new level of realism!
· Use the Preview Reel from the View-Master® Virtual Reality Starter Pack to access even more exciting content.


Compatible Devices:
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5 or above. May not be optimized for iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c.

Mattel, Inc. reserves the right to terminate the View-Master®: Space app after October 31, 2017.

For further questions about the View-Master®: Space app please contact customer support at www.service.mattel.com

Ptolemy Universe

Ptolemy Universe

Nelix

Touch how smart Greek astronomers were ! and understand the solar system using many animations.

Ptolemy Universe application for iPad, iPhone and iPod gives you, with modern tools, an easy way to understand how the planets are moving around the sun. Ancient Greeks, looking at stars invented a model that gives, with a good accuracy, the position of the 5 naked eyes planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn). Even if the Ptolemy system is false it gives a good approximation of the planets positions.
Ptolemy Universe uses six screens to capture the overall view of the solar system, with the stars in the background:
1) - the earth centred view (Ptolemy 90 AD geocentric model)
2) - the sun centred view (Copernican 1540 AD : heliocentric model)
3) - what you actually see from earth, the planets moving in front of the 12 zodiac constellations: Fish, Ram, Bull, Twins, Crab, Lion, Maiden, Scales, Scorpion, Archer, Sea goat and Water bearer.
4) - the retrogrades for each planets
5) - the trajectory of each planets showing the distance between earth and naked eyes planets for each day of the years
6) - the Ptolemy epicycle model simulation with an epicycle animation (understand equant, deferent and epicycles).
7) - the planets orbits

Except for the last simulation, the planets positions are calculated using modern algorithms.

This application, on the iPad is a perfect tool for education and for dome projection. Concerning dome projection it has been scaled to adjust to the video projection systems capabilities. It can be used as a tool for Planetarium exhibitions.

In the ecliptic screen, a double touch on the stars or the planets shows their mane. selecting the planets show the planet trajectories. A double tap on the sun and see Mercury and Venus dancing ! with a single tap see their remanent path.

Ptolemy was a Greek-Roman astronomer born 90, died 168 in Egypt.
Ptolemy Planetary system present the universe as a set of nested spheres with the earth at the center of the universe. Ptolemy used the epicycles of his planetary model to compute the dimensions of the universe.

The apparent motion of the heavenly bodies with respect to time is cyclical in nature. Apollonius of Perga (200 BC) realized that this cyclical variation could be represented visually by circles, or epicycles (mini circular orbits), revolving on larger circular orbits, or deferents. Deferents and epicycles in the ancient models did not represent orbits in the modern sense. The ancients did not know about orbits.

Claudius Ptolemy refined the deferent/epicycle concept and introduced the equant as a mechanism for accounting for velocity variations in the motions of the planets. The empirical methodology he developed proved to be extraordinarily accurate for its day and was still in use at the time of Copernicus (1473) and Kepler (1571).