Galaxy Map 4+

Astronomy guide to space

Andrei Nistorescu

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 346 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The galaxy map is an interactive map of the Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda and their satellite galaxies. Explore the Orion Arm's nebulae and supernovae from the comfort of your spaceship. Fly through the atmosphere of Mars and many other planets and you can even land on them.
Discover the galaxy in a stunning three dimensional map based on NASA's artistic impression of the Milky Way galactic structure. Photos are taken by NASA spacecraft and ground based telescopes like Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray, Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

This interactive 3D map is excellent for teachers to use for instruction, and it is a great astronomy resource for students to explore the Milky Way galaxy and space as they learn more about the universe we live in. Available in over 100 languages!
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From the outskirts of the galaxy, in the Norma-Outer spiral arm to the galactic center's supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, discover a galaxy full of amazing facts. Notable structures included: the Pillars of Creation, Helix Nebula, the Engraved Hourglass Nebula, the Pleiades, the Orion Arm (where the solar system and the Earth are located) with its Orion belt.

Check out neighboring dwarf galaxies such as Sagittarius and the Canis Major Overdensity, stellar streams as well as internal galactic components such as a variety of nebulae, star clusters or supernovae.

Explore space and get a little closer to our wonderful universe with this awesome astronomy app!

The Galaxy Map requires internet access to retrieve information from the wiki.

What’s New

Version 3.3.7

- adjusted Mars atmosphere so that it is blue-ish/violet at sunset
- you can now fly around the Sun
- many small bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
346 Ratings

346 Ratings

Harry ~ Potter ,

The Mass

I titled this review the mass figured it would be necessary given the large amount of data and knowledge plus information and years and years and I’m talking about centuries of research and considering it has the mass scales of every planet star cluster and so on it just seemed ideal I’ve got several star maps downloaded, but it must say very first one with a spaceship and I dig it! I think when the other viewers stated that it could be better I think what they meant was the planets like earth geologically could be more in depth. Understanding what it took to make what this is I applaud we know it’s earth they don’t need to have every Starbucks and 7-Eleven on it. That’s why we got Google Earth, this is impressive and anyone that knows anything about it knows what it took and I am delighted that this is free. I if you like that donate some money show some decency and tell them what you think because without your feedback they can’t fix it or maybe it hasn’t been thought of who knows take the time they did!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this! Yes, I do get some reviews stating Earth doesn't have animals or cities or trees but it isn't what this app is all about. Google Earth is perfect for that.

seashine fan #1 ,

This app is great but some suggestions

I love this app theres so many theres so much nebulae every single Star is in there and without this app I wouldn’t have my fave pastime looking at the galaxy center (I love black holes)

Suggestions : i wish there were more 3D objects like pillars of creation or TON 618 I also wish stars were more detailed and maybe even the planets around them I also wish you set your own axis and look around like a photosphere

Those are my suggestions I love this game byeeeeeeeeeeee

Developer Response ,

Good suggestions! I'm planning to make all 3d objects look better in a future update. Right now they are based on 2d images - some look good some not so much. I'll try to make them fully 3d, but it will take some time (Pillars looked bad from a 2d image so I had to remove it, but it will look great fully 3d).
I'm still working on Stars and Planets at the moment - want to do two more major updates to it and then I'll switch to Galaxy map. Also one of them is flying/landing on planets with your own spacecraft - which I can also include in Galaxy map - flying through a nebula would be awesome!

I tried to split features into two apps because one would have a better view of the big picture (Galaxy map) and one a more detailed view of our solar neighbourhood (Stars and Planets), and they would be both available in a paid app.

Mehhhhhhhmer ,

Poor User Interface

The parts of the app that actually work are really cool. They have 3D pictures of different nebulae that you can spin and zoom, and they have a separate map feature that lets you see where things are as well as a list feature that allows you to click on different nebulae off the list. The problem is, there’s no seamless way to shift between the map function and the 3D imagery feature. There’s no way to situate yourself while also seeing the star systems in detail. If you zoom in on the maps, it’ll just show a bunch of low-res dots. And you can only view one 3D image at a time. Not to mention, certain 3D images you have to buy to see, and even then not all of them are available.

It’s a cool app, but frustrating. The second another one comes out I’ll be switching over.

Developer Response ,

Besides many bug fixes, a lot of cool new features have been added over the years. If you are still interested about space, please give the app another chance. Thank you!

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