A world first -Universe2go - your personal planetarium.
You have never seen the night sky like this!
Have you ever stood under the starry firmament and wondered what all the stars were up there? Or are you an amateur astronomer who has only looked into space through a telescope? Whatever the answer, Universe2go will fascinate you - because you have simply never experienced the night sky in such a way!
Universe2go is an interactive viewer that connects the real night sky with the digital world. A world first! But how does Universe2go do that? The answer lies in the concept of 'Augmented Reality' and the fantastic possibilities of modern smartphone devices.
Download the app, insert Smartphone into the viewer and you're ready to go
Universe2go uses a revolutionary new star viewer to show you the starry sky using the corresponding app. Simply download the free app from the App Store and put your smartphone into a star viewer.
And when the stars appear in the evening, you're ready to go - simply go outside and look up at the night sky through the Universe2go star viewer. It can show you the constellations, planets, deep-sky objects and anything that you want to see in the night sky. You can simply 'take a stroll through space', with the Universe2go keeping you orientated - just as if you had always been able to do just that.
What to expect with Universe2go
- a hand-held planetarium - learn all about the night sky, just as if you had your own personal astronomer telling you everything
- augmented reality - digital information is superimposed onto a real image of the night sky
- get to know all the 88 star constellations
- where are the planets? With Universe2go you can see them all
- interstellar space - take a trip to a wealth of galaxies, star clusters and nebulae
- look for objects of your own choice
- ISS alert - Universe2go tells you immediately the Space Station appears on the horizon
- sit back and relax - listen to over 3 hours of audio information about objects in the night sky
- fascinating legends - immerse yourself in ancient Greek mythology and learn more about Orion, Pegasus and Cassiopeia
For explorers of the night sky
Explore all 88 constellations in our night sky. You can orient yourself very quickly as you do not just see the stars themselves but the constellation lines and names simultaneously superimposed by Universe2go.
Into the beyond - everything about nebulae and galaxies
We can travel 'where no man has gone before' with our own eyes. Universe2go shows numerous deep sky objects such as star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. We cannot see most deep sky objects directly. But Universe2go shows you majestic images of these objects, taken with the best telescopes in the world, at their actual positions in the night sky. And if you ever want to explore the night sky with a telescope, you will then know exactly where you need to look.
3D images of astronomical objects
A special feature of universe2go are the 3D images. No astronomical object can really be seen in three-dimensional form, but the built-in technology seems to make this possible. A lot of nebulae can be viewed as if you were in a spaceship at that very spot.
Accompanied by audio explanations - 3 hours of exciting information for listening to
Universe2go does not just visually show you the night sky. Over 3 hours of audio material will teach you a wealth of exciting information about constellations, stars, planets and many nebulae and galaxies. So you experience the night sky in two different ways - by both seeing and hearing.
Listen to legendary Greek myths
Some of the oldest legends of humanity - Greek mythology - tell us stories of the night sky-. Recognize the constellations, see the old figures, and hear all about them. How could Cetus, the sea monster, be defeated? Why did Cassiopeia bring the wrath of the gods down upon herself? Listen to the heroic tales of kings, spells and monsters. And you will learn why they were exiled to the night sky.
- complete Hipparcos Catalogue (120,000 stars)
- Messier objects and complete NGC catalogue
- specially processed images - planets, 150 deep sky objects, comets and satellites
- audio guide - all 88 constellations with their descriptions and mythologies, planets, 120 deep sky objects, satellites and 30 of the brightest stars - in all, more than 3 hours of listening pleasure!
No stress, just relax and enjoy
Getting to know the night sky is now a doddle. While observing the sky, you are automatically shown where to find the constellations and which planets can be seen. Universe2go is your personal planetarium show with a huge amount of fascinating information. Fun for the whole family!
Developed by enthusiastic amateur astronomers
Universe2go was developed with great attention to detail under the guidance of Dr. Martin Neumann and is 'made in Germany'. The centrepiece of Universe2go is its software which will be developed further in the future - so be on the look out to see which features and content are still to come!
But now get going - go with Universe2go on a unique journey of discovery through our starry night sky!
Become an expert the easy way - universe2go shows you the night sky in a whole new way.
Experience the legends of the night sky right in front your very eyes and listen to stories of ancient tragedies and heroes.
You cannot really travel to the stars can you? Maybe you can - universe2go shows you a wealth of astronomical objects with a 3D effect.
Using universe2go is intuitive and incredibly easy. The fun starts the very first time you take a look through the 'star viewer'.
The corresponding app can be downloaded for free from your App Store. Included with the product is the license and you can unlock the app with an activation code.
You will need a smartphone to be able to use universe2go - this is not included. The device will work with a wide range of different smartphone models.
Universe2go has a segmented base mat
The smartphone is inserted into the star viewer from above.
If you have any questions or need help, then the FAQs for universe2go will provide you with more information. Click here for universe2go advice page
Is my smartphone compatible with Universe2go?
A large range of smartphones will fit into the Universe2go star viewer. The app is supported by the following operating systems:
- Android version 4.2 or later
- Apple iOS operating systems 7.0 or later
However, your smartphone may not exceed 147x74x11mm in size. If you are not sure if your smartphone is of the appropriate size, simply measure its length, width and thickness. The exact dimensions can also be obtained from the technical data in the operating instructions for your phone.
Is my smartphone suitable for universe2go?