Spring Astronomy Week is May 9 to 16 and is a great time to learn more about the stars. These free apps and websites can help you get started exploring the universe.
NASA App by NASA
Includes over 14,000 images, links to NASA videos on demand, and the latest news and feature stories. Follow current NASA missions or download amazing photos for backgrounds or wallpaper. And much more!
Space Images by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology
Because you can never have enough incredible photos from outer space. The images are available for download and use as background and wallpaper on your device.
Night Sky Lite by iCandi Apps
With this app, you can simply point your phone at the sky to identify stars, planets, and constellations. In addition to an immersive Sky View, the app includes a 3D Earth View, World Traveler Mode, and stargazing graphs with updates on local stargazing conditions. It can also help you connect with other stargazers and astronomers to shares tips and observations.
Galaxy Zoo, a Zooniverse Project
Galaxy Zoo lets you be part of a real scientific study of galaxies. It is a citizen science project sponsored by Zooniverse. Since 2007, thousands of ordinary people have logged on to the website, or used the app to submit millions of classifications based on pictures of galaxies. Data collected by Galaxy Zoo has contributed to more than 40 professional publications. You, too, can be part this real-life science project!