Parents' Guide to

The Night Sky

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Easy-to-use stargazing tool shines in its accessibility.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Not for Kindle Fire

It is NOT for Kindle Fire like suggested. The Kindle Fire does NOT have a GPS system thus the app does not work. Waste of money.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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While THE NIGHT SKY isn't quite as robust as other astronomy apps like Redshift - Astronomy or Star Walk, ​the app is still a wonderful tool for stargazers and those who are interested in learning more about the night sky. With a robust vault of information, ranging from obscure constellations to the types of satellites in the sky, very little escapes its eye.

It's incredibly easy to use and doesn't overwhelm the user, which some science apps have historically done. While it might not be as thorough as some of its competitors, it uses that to its advantage and is a terrific educational tool for children.

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