Parents' Guide to

Redshift - Astronomy

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Incredible amount of information in stargazer's dream tool.

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Astronomy isn't a scientific path for weaklings, but with Redshift - Astronomy by your side, you'll be better armed to explore the mysteries of the cosmos. With an incredibly deep catalog of heavenly bodies and more data about each than you know what to do with, this app is an exciting, interactive way to learn about the universe. Rather than just being a data dump, it's also an interactive tool, showing you what's above you in the night sky and helping you identify constellations and planets. Kids who want to learn more about planets and stars can use the app's "travel" mode to "fly" to a location and orbit the planet or star. It's a bit pricey, but it's a perfect companion for stargazers -- and an embarrassment of riches for students looking to learn more on their own or for a tricky homework assignment.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Science : astronomy
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : investigation, memorization
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: January 23, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: USM
  • Version: 1.9
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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