Star Walk for iPad

Astronomy apps were quite popular on iPhone. But the iPad breathes a whole new life into this app category. The larger screen makes it much easier to watch the sky on the go and pick up new things in the process. Star Walk is one of those top astronomy apps for iPhone that enables you to explore the stars and take your game to the next level. It is like your own personal planetarium that will not only get you familiar with objects in the sky, it helps you find cool astronomical events to watch in person.

Star Walk has something for amateur and professional stargazers. It covers 9000 stars, planets, and constellations. It’s digital compass feature will give you a live presentation of what you see in the sky. As you move the sky will start following your movements on your screen.  You can also track moon phases and all kinds of fun information about the Sun and other planets in our solar system.

The Time Machine feature is quite handy as well. You can use the time slider available in this app to find out the sky of today, the future, and the past. So if you are into finding out more about historical events and their relationship to star alignments, Star Walk is quite handy. The picture of the day should give you even more reasons to use this app on a daily basis.

What I like about this app is the fact that it’s pretty easy to use and comes with an intuitive interface. You can easily go through the options and even bookmark your observations. The search functionality allows you to find the stars, planets, and messier objects that you are looking to watch. The educational information provided about the objects in the sky is quite helpful for beginners as well.

All in all, if you are into astronomy and are looking for an iPad app that has the looks and features to help you explore the sky on your handheld device, look no further than Star Walk.


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Win Star Walk for iPad (Contest Ended)

The good folks behind Star Walk for iPad have been kind enough to provide us with 2 promo codes to give away on iAF. The rules are quite simple:

  • Follow @ipadness and @starwalk on Twitter and tweet the following message: (or click here):  Freebie Alert!: Star Walk for iPad #Giveaway –> Follow @ipadness @starwalk and visit to win
  • Check and leave a comment below to let us know why you would like to own this app.

That’s it. Please do not leave duplicate messages. Make sure the email you leave with your comment works or your entry is void. We will use to choose a winner. The contest is closed on April 24th, 11:59 PM EST. The winners will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please use the promo codes as soon as possible. Good luck!

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  • Mitch Samuels

    I would love this app. It would be perfect for my AP astronomy class. My teacher would probably even get a little jealous! If I don’t win, I’ll probably end up buying it, but it would be awesome for free!

  • Tra

    Following iPadness and Starwalk on Twitter and tweeted

    Also joined your FB page!/sblur

    I would love to win this application as it would be perfect for stargazing

  • Mike Alveshere

    I’ve always been fascinated with astrology and this would be wonderful to explore even more!

    • admin

      @Mike. so the gmail one is your right email? Just in case?

      Thanks everyone for entering. The draw will be held tomorrow and the winners will be contacted shortly thereafter.

  • dora heil

    I find everything fascinating about the stars and planets and beyond!

  • Mike alveshere

    Sorry left the wrong email on my last post. Can’t multitask well thanks!