All iPads What are the best apps about space?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GKDAIR, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. GKDAIR macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2011
    The planets, galaxies, etc.

    I love learning about space, but I don't really know of any apps on the app store for it.

    The only one I currently have is Planets.
  2. MacUser09 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2009
  3. page404 macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2013
    The Netherlands
  4. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    It depends a little bit what you want the app to do. Do you want it to teach you about space, or do you want it more as a reference with a large star/object database for when you're out observing?

    I started with Starmap Pro on my iPhone to use as a reference, for which it's very good. Here's the iPad version. Later, I picked up SkySafari 3, a universal app, which is also very good, and much cheaper (much smaller database).

    I haven't looked at this much yet, but it's free, and seems to have some good reviews: GoSkyWatch Planetarium. I think this is less a reference, and more for education(?).

    The best, though, was Planetarium for the Palm Pilot. (Anyone? C'mon, someone has to remember!)

    p.s. I'm not an expert, but I play one on the internet.

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