Aspiring astronomers no longer need to trek to a planetarium to stare in awe at the wonders of the night sky. Omegon’s Universe2go is your personal planetarium, guiding you on a journey across the universe — without setting foot outside your backyard.
Universe2go uses modern augmented reality technology to give you a new view of the the natural beauties that have captured man’s imagination since the dawn of time. Just download the free Universe2go app to your smartphone, insert your phone into Universe2go’s secure casing, and prepare to see the stars.
As you look up into the night sky, Universe2go will digitally superimpose helpful illustrations over your view, including clear outlines and names of all 88 constellations, as well as 3D renderings of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Universe2go also comes packed with over three hours of audio recordings detailing the timeless Greek myths that inspired the constellations, plus fascinating facts about the planets, satellites, and 30 of the sky’s most luminous stars. When you want to put all that knowledge to the test, there’s even a fun quiz mode.
Lovingly created by an enthusiastic team of amateur astronomers, Universe2go also includes a comprehensive Hipparcos catalog of approximately 120,000 stars, and the exhaustive New General Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (NGC), which also details the Messier objects. Universe2go even alerts you when the International SpaceStation is about to cross the horizon.
Universe2go ships with one star viewer, a storage bag, a carrying strap, and a helpful set of instructions. It supports a wide range of the most popular smartphones, including iPhone (5, 6, or 7) and Samsung Galaxy (S3 – S7), but be sure to check Omegon’s website for a full list of compatible devices and specs. The included audio recordings are available in English, Spanish, German, and French.
Omegon’s Universe2go is a brilliant way to put the wide wonders of the universe into the palm of your hand. Its integration of modern augmented reality and smartphones puts a new spin on the ancient pastime of stargazing, bringing us closer to the heavens than ever before. For those who can’t make a trek to the planetarium or aren’t being recruited by NASA, Universe2go is the closest you can get to strolling among the stars. And you don’t even have to leave home. With Universe2go, you won’t just be over the moon — you’ll feel like you’re there!