With Google Sky Map on your Android phone you can discover and browse the night sky just by pointing your phone to space.
By using your Android phone’s orientation sensors, the application can show you a star map for your location. Through the search function you can find planets, stars and constellations.
Simply open the application and type the name of a celestial object you are looking for; for example “Saturn”. The application will tell you the direction in which you need to move the camera of your phone to find the planet.
Sky Map uses your phone’s GPS, accelerometer and compass to create a window to the sky that moves with your hand.
You can also browse a map showing the brightest stars, planets, sun and moon, constellation lines, horizon, cardinal directions-North, East etc, and Messier Objects (astronomical objects such as planets, stars, satellites and comets).
You can also use the automatic mode to let Sky Map adjust the map for you, or switch to a manual mode that allows the map to be dragged with a finger.
The application works on all Android phones and is available free of cost.
So now you can explore planets, stars and constellations; and can learn their names and locations to impress your friends.