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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.

SkyORB 2021 Astronomy in AR
Solar Walk - Planets Explorer
Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium
Solar Walk Ads+: Explore Space
Galaxy Map PRO

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

SkyORB 2021 Astronomy in AR
SkyORB 2021 Astronomy in AR

SkyORB 2021 Astronomy in AR

Realtech VR

For those who want an augmented reality app for learning astronomy.

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 free but is stripped down in features, unless you pay for the premium version for a few bucks right inside of the app. This app seems to be riddled with bugs, and there is also no red night vision toggle, which renders it almost useless. SkyORB is a free download from the App store.

Solar Walk - Planets Explorer
Solar Walk - Planets Explorer

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.

Space by Tinybop
Space by Tinybop

Space by Tinybop

Tinybop Inc.

Travel into space and visit tiny Mercury, fierce Venus, friendly Earth, dusty Mars, stormy Jupiter, elegant Saturn, hazy Uranus, and mysterious Neptune

Travel into space and visit tiny Mercury, fierce Venus, friendly Earth, dusty Mars, stormy Jupiter, elegant Saturn, hazy Uranus, and mysterious Neptune. Perfect for future astronomers everywhere.

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

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

Hurl meteorites through the atmosphere. Spin...

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Apps with average score

Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium
Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium
Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium

Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium

Vito Technology Inc.

Solar Walk Lite is an astronomical app that turns your device into an interactive planetarium with a wonderful 3D model of our Solar system. Take a trip to outer space and explore the immense scale of the Universe we live in.

Lite version of the well-known space app Solar Walk is...

Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game
Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game
Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game

Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game

Vito Technology Inc.

Star Walk for Kids will teach your children the basics of astronomy in an interesting and unusual way. The app is an entertaining astronomy game for children to learn about astronomy and our solar system while playing and having fun.

“A must-have for kids curious about all that surrounds our planet.”...

Solar Walk Ads+: Explore Space
Solar Walk Ads+: Explore Space
Solar Walk Ads+: Explore Space

Solar Walk Ads+: Explore Space

Vito Technology Inc.

Meet the most engaging way to explore the Universe we live in. Solar Walk Ads+ is an impressive wealth of information about our Solar system presented as a 3D model that can be rotated and zoomed easily.

*** Over 6 million users!***
*** National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) - GOLD winner...

Galaxy Map PRO
Galaxy Map PRO
Galaxy Map PRO

Galaxy Map PRO

Andrei Nistorescu

Take a thrilling ride through space and visit strange new alien star systems such as multiple star systems (from binary to septenary), multiple planetary systems, circumbinary planets and disks, black holes, pulsars and magnetars.
Ever wondered how far from Earth are the stars you see in the night sky? Or how...

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

Solar System for iPad

The Red Green & Blue Co Ltd

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...

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

Astro Cat’s Solar System

Minilab Ltd

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!...

Stellar Sky — Planets Map
Stellar Sky — Planets Map
Stellar Sky — Planets Map

Stellar Sky — Planets Map

Education Terra

Explore the map of Solar System with voice control and discover stars and constellations!

Interactive app Stellar Sky — Planets Map is a unique guide to the night sky with an accurate description of space objects. The AI voice assistant makes it easy to navigate the sky and brings more fun...

Solar Walk 2 Ads+: Outer Space
Solar Walk 2 Ads+: Outer Space
Solar Walk 2 Ads+: Outer Space

Solar Walk 2 Ads+: Outer Space

Vito Technology Inc.

Solar Walk 2 Ads+ is a powerful tool for exploring our Solar system. The app takes you on a fascinating trip through the vast realms of space and introduces an amazing Solar system model with beautiful 3D representations of the Sun, the Moon, planets, satellites, planetary atmospheres and other space...

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...

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

Cosmolander - Missions in the Solar System

Marshmallow Games SRL

"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...

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...

Exoplanet
Exoplanet
Exoplanet

Exoplanet

Hanno Rein

Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own solar system. This app allows you to explore all discovered exoplanets, their measured physical properties, their location in the night sky, and their host stars. An interactive model shows you the entire observable universe, all the way from the surface of the...

easyLearn Solar System | Earth Science HD
easyLearn Solar System | Earth Science HD
easyLearn Solar System | Earth Science HD

easyLearn Solar System | Earth Science HD

Anu Vasuki

'easyLearn Solar System' is a simple & interactive way for kids to learn about the Solar System, Space and Astronomy. The facts are presented in a very simple manner and with lots of pictures, kids can have fun and learn at the same time.
It covers all the basic facts...

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

CHI Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Good Spider, LLC

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...

Cosmic-Watch
Cosmic-Watch
Cosmic-Watch

Cosmic-Watch

Celestial Dynamics AG

The Cosmic Watch 2.0 is a high quality 3D planetarium and timepiece. This powerful educational tool renders stunning graphics of the earth and sky in real time. It's a playful and entertaining introduction to Astronomy and Time.

Take an astronaut's flight over planet earth or explore the solar system. Point your...

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...

Augmented Reality Solar System
Augmented Reality Solar System
Augmented Reality Solar System

Augmented Reality Solar System

Thumbworks

The Augmented Reality Solar System app puts the planets right in your room. Explore each planet and adjust the size for a closer view. The app also lets you scale the orbit radius for a better look at how far away a planet is from earth.

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...

Tutorial and settings galore
Cosmos Creator - AR Universes

If you want to see how the stars and planets really work, this is the app for you.

Cosmos Creator - AR Universes

Cosmos Creator - AR Universes

Mihai Ghiserel

If you really want to explore the solar system, the best way is in person. This app is the closest most of us will come to walking around in outer space.

Popar Solar System
Popar Solar System
Popar Solar System

Popar Solar System

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...

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...

Star Discovery - NightSky
Star Discovery - NightSky
Star Discovery - NightSky

Star Discovery - NightSky

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...

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Cosmos Story

Cosmos Story

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 riding a ray of light.

Put away your bulky telescopes, this app creates for you the sky in real time : travel through the planets, the stars, our Sun or comets even at daytime, by moving your phone or tablet towards the sky and see the stars in 360° !

Our pinpointing function helps you to discern astral bodies in the sky that will illustrate the different steps of your trip. Under a clear sky, it will lead you to see a galaxy with naked eyes.

To become a new stargazer, monthly news will be displayed to show what's up in the sky.

Cosmos Story can be used worldwide.
For southern hemisphere users, it will display specific southern sky astral bodies.

More on :
www.cosmostory.com

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 this app is great The colors are great . The facts are clear, simple and understandable. Keep up the great work

★★★★★ Great for 4-6 graders. Accessible! All items read aloud. Great user interface. Keep this age level of apps coming!

★★★★★ Well Done, Beautiful -- For elementary students, this is a great app to learn about the Solar System and our planets. I gives some great information about the planets, even includes a knowledge game, and is really beautifully done.
The visual details of each planet are fantastic, too, and the ability to rotate around the planet or the Solar System is a nice, interactive feature.

A child will learn a lot in the one on one lessons that Astronaut Ashely gives, specially since the ability to read is not required to learn about our Solar System. Other applications on the planets, Solar System have a large amount of textual information, which young readers might find overwhelming, with iLearn SolarSystem they only need to watch and listen.

FEATURES:

KIDS CAN:

• EXPLORE the 3D SOLAR SYSTEM MODEL

• LEARN about each PLANET in the SOLAR SYSTEM

• INTERACT with each 3D MODEL

• DROP Informational PINS and LEARN more

• Take a QUIZ and test their KNOWLEDGE, they are rewarded with stickers for correct answers.

• EXPERIENCE the Milky Way Galaxy and ZOOM in on the SOLAR SYSTEM

TOPICS covered
o Galaxy
o Solar System
o Each Planet of the Solar System
o Sun
o Moon
o Satellites
o Rotation
o Revolution



Gestures to interact with the space objects:
- Swipe to Rotate
- Pinch to Scale Zoom In/Zoom Out
- Tap to start/stop animation

** iLean Solar System iPhone Version was Featured New and Noteworthy Educational Application in the iTunes Appstore 08/05/2010**


PRIVACY DISCLOSURE

"iLearn Solar System"

- Does not collect or share any personal data
- Does not contain any ads
- Does not contain In App purchases
- Does not contain Social Network integration
- Includes external links to our web site and app store link.

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.

★★★★★★ 3D Augmented Reality
Immerse yourself in the 3D Augmented Reality and enjoy the incredible experience.
Have the Solar System in the palm of your hand, on your desk or on your floor.

Download Augmented Reality Board:
http://amazingspacejourney.com

Support, questions and requests:
[email protected]

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 up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the engineering feats used to expand our knowledge and understanding of space. Spacecraft 3D will be updated over time to include more of the amazing spacecraft that act as our robotic eyes on the earth, the solar system and beyond!

Please look forward to interacting with even more iconic NASA missions in future updates!

This app requires a camera.

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

SOLAR - Geospatial Augmented Reality

SOLAR - Geospatial Augmented Reality

Aireal

SOLAR is now brought to you by Science Channel and Aireal!

SOLAR is a geospatial augmented reality experience created on the Aireal platform that allow's you to explore our solar system within your existing environment.

SOLAR leverages Aireal’s proprietary method of using geospatial coordinates to anchor digital content at a nearby location, rather than using a marker or computer vision. This feature gives you the ability to walk through and around the entire solar system as if it was part of your real environment. As you’re navigating through our planetary system, feel free to tap on a planet to receive detailed information.

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About Aireal

Aireal is an augmented reality platform that enables people to design, discover and experience (2D, 3D, Video and Interactive) content that is super-imposed over their real world environment and is visble through the use of mobile and wearable technology. Unlike the current status quo of augmented reality that requires marker-based recognition, Aireal's patented technology allows for digital content to be placed within volumetric blocks that are anchored to real world longitude, latitude and altitude coordinates that enables a markerless augmented experience.

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About Science Channel

Science Channel is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of "how" and "why not." We are a playground for those with audacious intellects and features content willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, we look for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in our own backyard.