Apple TV Best of 2016

\\\ 2016 Webby Award Winner - Best App, Family & Kids ///

*** Pay once & play forever! No in-app purchases! No third party Advertising! ***

Blast off into space and learn about the wonders of the Universe with Professor Astro Cat and his trusty friend, Astro Mouse! Download now to join the Astro Cat Space Programme and embark on this fact-filled intergalactic learning adventure.

5 - EXPLORE the frontiers of our solar system. 
Travel the vastness of space with the tip of your finger! 

4 - DISCOVER planets, moons, suns, spacecraft and everything in between. 
Get to the core of the matter with the ‘unzip’ feature! 

3 - PLAY awesome jetpack challenges. 
Fuel Astro’s jetpack with your new-found knowledge!

2 - EARN cool medals for your collection. 
Get three stars in your Jetpack challenges to win all 11! 

1 - BUILD a rocket as you go. 
Winning medals creates rocket parts – you’ll need them all! 


Cybils 2015 WINNER
'The colors, music, animations and content focus (space) give Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System an impressive amount of kid appeal.'

The Huffington Post
‘Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System is the educational app kids will actually want.’

Mental Floss
‘For those young uber-nerds who can’t wait to spout off about the chromosphere, it’s a whimsical, interactive textbook to the stars.’

Good App Guide
‘We were amazed by the depth of knowledge that the app went into and the subsequent facts that our testers learnt’

Educational App Store
‘Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System is a really good app, the sort of application that through the gamification process can really pack a lot of information into a young mind in an enjoyable and engaging way.’



‘Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System’ is based on the best-selling book, ‘Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space by illustrator Ben Newman and quantum physicist Dr Dominic Walliman. 

This app was created by Minilab Studios in partnership with our sister company, Flying Eye Books, the award-winning children’s book publisher.

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At Minilab Studios, we make a simple pledge: to make fun and learning one and the same, through safe and playful digital experiences that stimulate children’s curiosity and creativity. 

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What’s New

Version 3.7

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Lòrreen ,

Amazing but

This app is by far one of the best ones that teach you about space, my cousin loves it. Highly informative yet easy to comprehend for anyone of any age. There is only one problem and that is the display on an iPhone X. Some text is covered and while someone older could figure it out, a child will struggle more. Overall, it's definitely a great up!

Developer Response ,

Hello Lòrreen, thank you so much for the 5 stars! Thank you for the feedback also, we can look into the display issues for future updates.

Allan Wyn ,

Just wow

Just bought this and so far all I have been reading about is the planet Mercury. And all I can say is wow it is a fantastic app for adult as well as kids. Fantastic. Can’t wait to delve deeper into the app.

Developer Response ,

Hi Allan Wyn, and thank you for leaving a 5-star review! We hope you continue to enjoy Astro Cat's adventures.

Alexdesf ,

I’m a full blown adult and I love this

Downloaded as I am familiar with the work of Newman and thought the concept sounded awesome. As a failed scientist ( used to be great at science at school then dropped it ), I’m so happy to have my Astro knowledge refuelled in such a fun and inspiring way.

The synergy of music, illustration and interactivity is superb.

Good reminder of the insane reality that we are merely floating through space on a rock surrounded by all sorts of wonders.

Great work to all involved in this!

Developer Response ,

Hi there, it's great to hear you've found the app so inspiring - we're all huge space enthusiasts thanks to Astro Cat too! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review :)


197.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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