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4 cosmic Android space apps

To celebrate the launch of All About Space magazine we show you the best space apps for Android phones

Meteor Shower Calendar

Price: Free

This app will display a thorough list of all upcoming meteor showers around the world. Each entry has a set of specific details for you read through, letting you know what you can expect to see within the shower. The app can be synced with Google Sky Map so you know exactly where in the sky you should be looking to catch a glimpse of the upcoming meteor shower.


Google Sky Map

Price: Free

Sky Map turns your phone in to a window of the sky. As you tilt your phone upwards you’ll find the location of stars and constellations, as well as details about them. The further you travel, the more you’ll discover. The learning potential is phenomenal, and you may even find the location of a planet or two.



Price: Free

The official NASA Android app is the place to go to find out the latest news and events happening within the organisation. You’ll also find guides to previous space missions, as well as a look at future ones as well. There’s a dedicated countdown widget to showcase the next launch of a NASA shuttle, and a dedicated video section that has the occasional live feed.


Hubble Space Center

Price: Free

Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope, and catch up on any related news with this app. There’s over a 1000 images you can look through that the Hubble Telescope has taken, and most of which are utterly breathtaking. Each image can then be downloaded and saved as a wallpaper on your device.



All About Space is a brand new magazine from Imagine Publishing.

It delves into the wonders of space exploration, astronomy and space science every month, providing in-depth knowledge from a team of experts on an amazing array of topics. It is available from 28 June from all good newsagents as well as in digital form through

If you want to learn more about space, then head on over to the All About Space magazine’s official Twitter account: @spaceanswers