4.7
267 reviews
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Teacher Approved
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Experience our solar system and visit its planets with this digital 3D orrery.

Just sit back and orbit the planets or even land on some of them while listening to soothing background music…

Features:
- Smooth camera navigation
- Realistic planet radii (gas giants are proportionally downscaled)
- Realistic orbital speeds
- Explorable surfaces: Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars
- Wikipedia excerpts
- Speed slider
- Date input
- Autopilot mode
- Ambient music (optional)
- Optional asteroid fields
- Optional trails
- Optional lens flare
- Quality option
- Portrait- and landscape support
- 'Immersive Mode' support (Android 4.4+)
- Localized for English and German
Updated on
Jan 26, 2020

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4.7
267 reviews
Steve Ash
September 9, 2021
Very addictive, its great to be able to jump to different dates/months and see how the rotation of the earth around the sun creates our seasons. The phases of the moon are very well executed. Very nice quality graphics and the option to see different planets is really effective. Also like the ability to explore the surface of some of the planets. Looks like a lot of hard work went into creating this App.
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A Google user
September 3, 2019
This is a very beautifully made app. Its also very nice to show the effects of the sun onto Earth. A really useful feature would be to show the five great circles on Earth and the two poles for teaching purposes. Also being able to switch between realistic and exaggerated planet and sun sizes would be great.
43 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
January 12, 2020
Beautiful looking app, however the planets, besides earth, are not rotating. Is this on purpose, is there something wrong in my system or is there something I fundamentally do not understand about our solar system?
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trideon.de
January 25, 2020
Hi, thank you for using Orrery! This is indeed intended as the app closely simulates a vintage orrery and it's inner workings. Most of those devices didn't model rotation for any celestial bodies but earth. If you take a close look at the brass mechanism below our blue marble, you can actually see the gears doing their work.

What's new

- improved algorithm
- improved audio quality
- fixed "show trails" option