Astronomy Hub

Astronomy Hub

ByteStorms
Free
This app does not work on your device.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.
This app does not work on your device.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.
Free

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Description

The Windows 10 experience is finally here! And it's free! Astronomy geeks and amateurs can finally enjoy a fresh and amazing astro experience from anywhere around the globe, on any Windows 10-powered device. For the first time, you can follow the Curiosity adventure around Mars from your tablet and desktop device. Enjoy the martian experience on your biggest screen as the NASA most famous explorer drives around the red planet. For more than three years now, Astronomy Hub gives Windows users a unique and comfortable place to learn more about the universe that surround us, whether as an amateur or as a professional. Now The app's design has been rebuilt from scratch to deliver the best universal experience across all your Windows 10 devices. Whether you are looking for new amazing pictures for your Windows device, or scientific articles written by professionals, Astronomy Hub will be able to satisfy your needs. Thousands of articles, pictures, videos and podcasts are at your fingertips, thanks to a simple, clean and easy-to-use interface. You'll able to read and to listen to latest news from official NASA's channels, to read thousands of articles stored in a huge archive updated on a daily basis, to take a look at the surface of the Sun closer than ever, to watch hundreds of fascinating videos and to set the pictures you like the most as a lock screen on your device. Still can't decide which picture to choose for your Windows device? Let the app do it for you, updating your lock screen every day. Go to the settings page and turn it on now! The app is available exclusively on the Windows platform. Download it now and let your iPhone/Android friends be envious to death!

Available on

PC

PC

Mobile device

Mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Fixed the awful critical bug which made the app to crash on startup

Features

  • Fast & Fluid
  • A new image and article each day
  • Live Tile
  • Pinch to zoom the Sun as it spins hour after hour
  • Search through the app
  • Change your lockscreen daily with a single tap

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
ByteStorms
Copyright 2015 ByteStorms


Approximate download size
20.01 MB


Category
News & weather



This app can
Access your Internet connection
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Send push notifications
Use your music
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing


Installation
Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)
Italiano (Italia)
Deutsch (Deutschland)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Astronomy Hub privacy policy


Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning



Ratings and reviews

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Appears to have been abandoned

The Curiosity rover section doesn't load at all now. Given the fact that the previous problem with it was never fixed, and the complete lack of response from the developers, makes me think this app has been abandoned. However, the other parts still work, so it's still a three star app.

13 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Crashes when trying to listen to podcast.

I tried two different podcasts and they both crashed. One locked up the machine and I had to do a hard reboot. I like the concept but not the execution. When looking at the curiosity photos the screen began scrolling to the bottom and I could not stop it. Keep trying but its not ready.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

won't install

I keeps telling me to install it but when it is done installing it just says install again.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

I find it wonderfully informative, articles are interesting, captivating, and I share a sense of adventure and amazement. Thank you one and all for a great job and letting me be a part of your discoveries. I look forward to the next one. Absolutely Brilliant, I do very much enjoy your article's. Thank you so much for having me.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Fantastic app. Brilliant pictures, fantastic articles, and a great live tile. Wish it had the option to use the picture in the article of the day as a lock screen background.

10 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Our entire family enjoys this app! You can save the photos ; refer back o previous essays. This app should be nominated for a science or app, or science app prize!!

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Great application! It was broken for a while, but now its back and I love it!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

4.5/5

Windows 10 is fully functional! Only complaint is that the image name is too small and cut off on lock screen. I really liked it being visible on 8.1

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

After the lastest update, the app won't run. It crashes after starting up and reports an error about being unable to enable live tiles. Lumia 532, Windows Phone 8.1 Denim. Update: After posting my above review, I was contacted by the developer. They are working on a fix for said problem. This attitude deserves all the praise, I wish all app developers were like this. The app is beautiful, useful and informative and the developers actually give a ****. This is why this gets a 5-star rating from me. Keep it up!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Doesn't refresh on a daily basis. Will for awhile, then stop. Won't refresh manually

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

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