Whether you're a full-on astronomy nerd or you are an amateur looking to explore the night sky to find out what you're looking at, Amazing Universe for iPhone is an app that you should definitely check out. Despite its name, the app is available on the iPhone as well as iPad.
You'll find this app in the Education section of the App Store where it can be purchased for the price of $2.99. Before you do so, make sure you have at least 119 MB of space to space, because this app is quite hefty due to the information contained within.
Amazing Universe for iPhone contains a vast database of over 3.5 million stars, 80,000 deep space objects, 10,000 minor planets, 250 comets, all the dwarf planets, and information on the various moons found in our solar system.
All you have to do is point your iOS device to the night sky and this app will tell you what is found there. Information contained in this app has been assimilated from the trusted go-to source of information on the web, Wikipedia.
This app will turn you into an astronomy expert in no time as you track not only the objects in deep space and our solar system but also the satellites orbiting our planet, particularly the ISS, so you can spot it in the night sky as it passes overhead.
You will also get access to other details of the solar system observable with the naked eye including the sunrise and sunset timings, lunar calendar and the phases of the moon, the location of various planets at any given time, and much more.
Users can also use this app as a time machine to see the motion of all the celestial objects through the course of time and how they must have appeared tens of thousands of years in the past as well as the future.
Identify and learn about over 3.5 million stars, 80,000 deep space objects, 10,0000 planets, and 250 comets that have touched down on our planet
Information assimilated from Wikipedia
Track the course of objects in the sky in real-time as well as up to 10,000 years in the past or future
Track the ISS as it flies overhead
There is nothing negative to say about this app
Amazing Universe for iPhone truly lives up to its name as not only does it show us how amazing our universe is, but also brings some wonderful functionality and information that is sure to amaze users. Whether you go star-gazing regularly, or you just want to find out which constellations you can observe from your rooftop, this app is a must-have on your iPhone or iPad.
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.