Google Sky Map

Google Sky Map 1.6.4

Navigate the night sky

Google Sky Map helps you to explore the Universe using your Android phone. View full description

PROS

  • Offers real time information based on your location
  • Toggle layers representing different aspects of Space
  • Very simple to use

CONS

  • No background information about the things you're looking at

Very good
8

Google Sky Map helps you to explore the Universe using your Android phone.

Google Maps is great for showing you what's around you. However, it doesn't give you the full picture because it only displays locations on ground level. If you want to see what's happening up above then install Google Sky Map on your Android.

This practical app lets you pinpoint the exact location of the stars, planets and other celestial objects in the night sky. Simply point your phone at the sky and you'll see details of exactly what's up there represented by a map in Google Sky Map.

As you move your phone around, the map moves with you to show what part of the Universe you're pointed at. It does this using GPS, the internal compass, and the current date and time. Google Sky Map also has a manual mode that lets you explore the map with your finger rather than it auto-detecting the data based on where you're pointing your phone.

Google Sky Map is wonderfully simple to use thanks to its clear display. You can choose to show or hide various layers on the map such as stars, constellations, and planets. The program also features a handy zoom tool.

The search feature in Google Sky Map allows you to look up objects in the night sky in a flash. Unfortunately, the app only shows you where they are, rather than giving you any information about the stars and planets you're looking at.

Google Sky Map offers a fascinating way to explore the night sky and discover the celestial wonders above us.

Changes

  • Bug fixes
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Google Sky Map 1.6.4

— User reviews — about Google Sky Map

  • NovaTJ

    by NovaTJ

    "Mounted on Goto Telescope:Works!"

    Ok, not really mounted, but held in position on the flat backside of my SCT telescope, shows very close to where the act... More.

    reviewed on June 12, 2011

  • azgregory

    by azgregory

    "Does not work correctly on DroidX with Gingerbread"

    Used to work fine on Froyo but is 180 degrees rotated on Gingerbread. Problem is most obvious when in portrait mode. Th... More.

    reviewed on June 4, 2011

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "A Fun Way To View The Sky"

    This is a fun way to view the sky and the constellations. You can find the big dipper as well as astrology signs like Ar... More.

    reviewed on August 1, 2010

  • "best app"

    IMHO this is the best app on my phone. Of course I'm a sky nut. Hubby was impressed when I searched for Mars and the bi... More.

    reviewed on June 18, 2010