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Laura Amatulli
Laura Amatulli
(Rochester Hills - United States)

Teaching 8th grade in a middle school in suburban Detroit I have strong interests in Earth Science and leadership.  I  have been a teacher consultant for our local National Writing Project site, Meadow Brook Writing Project, which keeps me active  ...

Best Free Apps for Space and Astronomy

NASA App and NASA App HD (free)

Why it is on this list: Top free education app on Google play

Existing review:
Must have app for space enthusiasts

Price: Free

iPhone, iPad (NASA App HD only), Android 

Link(s) to download:
NASA App for iPhone ; NASA App HD for iPad ; NASA App for Android

Planets (free)

Why it is on this list: Top free educational app on Google play


Existing review: Deffinitely worth downloading, it gives a full 360° 3D realtime view of the whole skymap, showing every object's current, changing all the time. It also gives a full 3D globe of all the planets in the solar system, showing the current light and dark sides of the Earth, but what I really like is that you can change the light spectrum, giving different views such as visable light and x-ray. Deffinitely worth it.



Link to download:

Science360 (free)

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Why it is on this list: Top 15 iPad Apps as selected by teachers on Emerging Ed Tech

Existing review: Beautiful images with accompanying text and videos. A great app for someone eager to learn more about the world around them.



Link to download:

SkyView Free - Explore the Universe (free)

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Why it is on this list: App Store Rewind 2011 Best Education App (paid version); Top free educational app on iTunes

Existing review: For any astronomer, amateur or professional, this app is a must. It's degree of interaction between the user and its technological advances keeps the character in play involved through out the time of usage. Download!!

Price: Free (paid version is $1.99)

Device: iPhone and iPad

Link(s) to download:
Free version ; Paid version

Moon (free)

Why it is on this list: Curated for Curriki

Existing review: I love this app! I use it every night!

Price: Free

Device: iPhone, iPad

Link to download: Moon