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  • Google Earth icon

    Google Earth

    Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet BSD iPad

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    Stellarium

    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Sky Map

    Sky Map (formerly the Google Sky Map) turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky. Figure out what you're looking at: Point your phone at the sky, and Sky Map will show the stars, planets...

    Open Source Android

  • Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) icon

    Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

    This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown. The purpose of this program is to prepare different sky...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    StarCalc

    StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version for PocketPC is available). It illustrates star positions of any instance of the day observed from...

    Free Windows Windows Mobile

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.73, released in July 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Star Walk (series) icon

    Star Walk (series)

    Indispensable for amateurs and professionals, as well as for kids who are eager to learn, Star Walk will guide you through the night sky in style. Star Walk is your personal planetarium that can answer all of your curiosities...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad tvOS Kindle Fire

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    Cosmic-Watch

    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.

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • WorldWide Telescope icon

    WorldWide Telescope

    The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud

  • Star Chart icon

    Star Chart

    Can’t see the moon? Want to know where it is? Look through the eyes of your device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe. Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D Universe, and most of your smart...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire Steam

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    SkyORB

    SkyORB is more than a simple star map, it's a collection of 7 tools including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. Key features: • Allows you to fine tune your...

    Freemium Mac Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch

  • Gaia Sky icon

    Gaia Sky

    3D visualization software for ESA's (European Space Agency) Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of the Milky Way Galaxy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • SkyView icon

    SkyView

    SkyView is powerful, easy-to-use app that answers questions about stars, constellations, and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects. SkyView is unique as it...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch Kindle Fire

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    Aladin

    Aladin is an interactive sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images or full surveys.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Solar System Scope icon

    Solar System Scope

    3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory Features: - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Aciqra

    Aciqra (uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open source virtual sky map and planetarium which tracks and displays astronomical bodies including planets, nebulae and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.3.2, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    SkEye

    SkEye is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes. Ever wondered what objects are up in the sky? Now you can get familiar with Astronomy by identifying stars, planets, and constellations. Also...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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    Planetarium

    A browser-based virtual planetarium of stars and planets customizable by location (latitude and longitude) and time of day.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • StarMap 3D icon

    StarMap 3D

    StarMap 3D Plus is the portable star atlas for beginners or advanced astronomers. Use StarMap 3D Plus to find the planets, stars, constellations, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae visible to you based on your location and time....

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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  • SkyMap icon

    SkyMap

    SkyMap provides interactive sky maps for any time, viewpoint and location on Earth. It shows the different names, coordinates, magnitude, astronomical rise and set times plus additional information for over 110000 stars, messier...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Windows RT Windows Phone

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    WinStars

    WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move from one planet to another, to follow a space probe on its long voyage or to observe a celestial event...

    Freemium Windows Linux Wine

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    Pocket Universe

    From an augmented reality view of the night sky, to a virtual visit to the surface of Mars, Pocket Universe is the ultimate in astronomy apps. Moon phases, Orrery, ISS sightings, Jupiter’s moons, Quiz games, Leaderboard achievements...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • Sky Guide icon

    Sky Guide

    A window to the stars has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Sky Guide lets you experience the wonders of the night in ways you’ve only dreamed of.

    Commercial iPhone iPad Apple Watch

  • Noctua Stellarium Mobile icon

    Noctua Stellarium Mobile

    Stellarium Mobile is a fully-featured planetarium for your phone. It shows a realistic night sky map in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The sensor control will also enable you to identify...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Vortex Planetarium icon

    Vortex Planetarium

    Vortex Planetarium - Discover the sky. The most comprehesive, fully featured Planetarium on Android. Used by amateur astronomers and armchair observers alike, Vortex Planetarium offers a window to the skies in stunning detail. ...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

  • Solar Model icon

    Solar Model

    SourceForge presents the Solar Model project. Solar Model is an open source application. SourceForge provides the world's largest selection of Open Source Software. The Solar Model is real time modeling of solar system. It allows...

    Free Windows

  • Starry Night (series) icon

    Starry Night (series)

    The Starry Night apps are the most comprehensive educational astronomy apps. 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Tablet iPad

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    Luminos

    Luminos is an all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing. It combines millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation that will amaze you. Our enthusiastic customers range from hobbyists to...

    Commercial iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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    Planisphere

    Planisphere is an astronomy application that lets you use pinch and finger gestures to manipulate a map of the sky. As you zoom in finer detail comes into view. You can double tap on objects to get more information. Planisphere...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    The Night Sky

    The Night Sky app enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, and constellations you can see above. • Breathtaking New Sky View: A completely redesigned new Sky View comes to Night Sky with a vivid new colorful...

    Freemium Mac Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch tvOS

  • Star Rover icon

    Star Rover

    Star Rover is the fantastic planetarium for your smart phone. Just hold up your phone and Star Rover will tell you exactly what you are pointing at. Star Rover determines your location automatically. You'll see the stars, moon...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • GoSkyWatch Planetarium icon

    GoSkyWatch Planetarium

    Displays the sky view at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait. Simple operation, no buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring. Unique rotation scheme enables...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    Starmap

    Starmap is an intelligent sky navigation tool, written by a professional of the field. Hold the device in your line of vision and discover the map smoothly scanning the sky as you move. Starmap can be extended at will by...

    Freemium iPhone iPad Apple Watch

  • Distant Suns (series) icon

    Distant Suns (series)

    Distant Suns astronomy app is an award-winning hand-held planetarium with over 25 years of development, offering you the new way to look at the sky from on the Earth to off. Sporting over 130,000 stars, all 8 (or is it 9?) planets...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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    SkySafari

    SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips. It lets you find objects in the sky using your device's built-in compass and accelerometer. It includes...

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch

  • Sky Map of Constellations icon

    Sky Map of Constellations

    A very simple overview of the northern and southern sky hemisphere map with the Constellation and approximate graphical position of the planets and of The Sun and of The Moon without ZOOMING. The Moon Info (the menu item) shows the...

    Free Android

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