Stargazing: Getting started with stargazing apps

As we stay at home, let’s get closer to the stars! We’ve picked out some of the best stargazing apps to download for your smartphone.

If you’re new to stargazing, you don’t need a telescope. There are so many amazing things you can see with just your eyes. These apps can help get you started.

They make a great educational resource for learning about space. Point your phone up to the night sky and see what’s above your heads. Look out for constellations, planets, the International Space Station and more!


Sky Map – Android

Night Sky – iPhone

Stellarium – Android

If you are happy to spend a little, here are some amazing paid apps. We think these are more detailed and easier to use but have a play with the free apps first and see how things go.


Sky Guide – iPhone

Stellarium Plus – Android