Cosmic-Watch Alternatives

    Cosmic-Watch is described as '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' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cosmic-Watch for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet and Windows. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cosmic-Watch are Sky Map (Free, Open Source), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source), KStars (Free, Open Source) and Star Walk (series) (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2020

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      • Steam
      • Oculus Rift
      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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      SkEye is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.
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      • Windows Mobile
      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 any geographic locations on the Earth.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.73, released in July 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      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.
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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      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.
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    1. A browser-based virtual planetarium of stars and planets customizable by location (latitude and longitude) and time of day.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 both the future and the past.

      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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      • FreeProprietary
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      Aladin is an interactive sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images or full surveys, superimpose entries from astronomical catalogues or databases, and interactively access related data and information from the Simbad database, the VizieR service and...
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    2. 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.
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