Sky Academy: Learn Astronomy

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4.8
479 reviews
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About this app

Features:
- 123 levels teach, train and test your knowledge of all 88 constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union.
- 180 levels teach, train and test your knowledge of 150+ brightest stars of the sky.
- Create your own list of constellations and stars for learning and practice.
- Save and load your personal presets.
- 6 default presets (e.g. zodiac constellations & navigational stars) ready for use.
- Three training and testing modes for each level (easy, medium and hard) to help you progress smoothly and guide you to eventually recognize the constellations and stars in the real night sky.
- Opportunity to review your mistakes after completing each level.
- NEW! Device-specific pronunciation for constellations and stars.
- Realistic night sky simulation and beautiful illustrations and animations.
- Combination of learning and gaming. Learn while having fun.
- Explore the mysterious night sky on your own on the Explore screen.
- Completely configure the game according to your preference. Adjust sounds & vibrations, change appearance of the sky (stars, illustrations, constellation lines, borders of constellations, equatorial grid lines, focus ring, Milky Way, etc.), and so on.
- NEW! Night mode to reduce the strain on the eyes.
- Absolutely no ads.
- Works completely offline.

Game
The game is designed to teach the user to recognize all the 88 modern constellations and brightest stars in the night sky by taking them through a number of levels. Levels are divided into categories (constellations & stars), regions (north, equator, south) and difficulties (easy, medium, hard). Each level teaches only a small number of objects and then trains the knowledge in a quiz game to aid memorization. Later levels also review and retest the knowledge of previously learnt objects.

Levels
In each level, you're first given an opportunity to see and memorize the objects (constellations or stars) of that level. Use the arrows to go through all of them, and click 'Start' once you're ready. The description of each object is displayed on the panel at the bottom of the screen. The panel can be expanded by dragging it up to show more details about the object. After clicking “Start”, an object will be shown and you’ll be presented with 4 options. The level ends when you answer a certain number of questions (shown in the top-left corner) correctly. At the end of the level you'll have the opportunity to review the mistakes you’ve made before progressing further. Please note, in challenge levels, no hints are available and you are given only a limited number of lives to pass them.

Difficulties
Each level is available in 3 difficulties: easy, medium, and hard.
Easy levels show the lines of the constellations, making the experience less similar to the real night sky, but it's the first step of learning.
Medium levels hide the lines of the constellations, but show their precise borders and the lines of the surrounding constellations to help the recognition.
Hard levels are closest to the real night sky: they only show the approximate location of the objects, instead of the exact shape (the borders), and randomly choose the orientation each time, so that you learn to recognize the objects from another angle.
We recommend going through each difficulty, from easy to hard, for optimal learning experience, unless you have prior knowledge that allows you to skip easier levels.

Explore screen
The explore screen (third button on the main screen) allows you to explore the sky on your own. Tapping on the objects (e.g. names of the stars or constellations) shows more information about them (e.g. abbreviation, brightest star, area of the sky, bright stars, distance etc.). You can also use the same double-tap gesture to quickly hide/reveal all the decorations. The search icon (top-right corner) allows you to quickly find a particular object you're interested in.

Have fun learning constellations and stars in the sky!
Updated on
Sep 17, 2022

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4.8
479 reviews
Gorana Tirkiz
September 20, 2022
it would be better to include names of the stars while guessing the constellations Well, I mean when you guess the constellation (in the first levels), the name of the said constellation is shown, so if the names of the most prominent stars are also shown, like you can see them in the explore mode.
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Dong Digital
September 20, 2022
Hi Gorana, thank you for your feedback. Could you please explain a bit more about your suggestion? Many thanks in advance. Edit: Thanks for the clarification. I’ll take it into consideration in the next update.
Germanic
September 16, 2022
The idea is good. But the non-premium experience isn't worth it. /UPDATE/Reply: True. However I just simply wished to see the constellations without augmentation (lines, shapes, etc.) But that requires premium 🙂 Anyways it's your software and you have every right to make it how you wish - of course :-)
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Dong Digital
September 14, 2022
Hi friend, thank you for your review. With the free version, you can learn all the constellations and stars. The premium version (custom level, Medium/Hard mode, more background music tracks, etc.) certainly makes the game more fun/challenging but it’s not essential to learning. As you might have noticed, there are absolutely no ads in the app.
Emily Denny
June 6, 2022
I've always wanted to learn the constellations but never known how to go about it. This is very efficient and even relaxing. I do wish it would say the name of the constellations aloud so I could learn to pronounce them correctly as well, but it's not a big deal. Lovely app filled with great information and structured well.
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What's new

- Night mode to reduce the strain on the eyes.
- Device-specific pronunciation for constellations and stars.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.