What is Universe2go?

Have you ever stood under the night sky and asked yourself:  What are all those stars up there? Is there anybody who can tell you? The answer is within reach: Universe2go.

In combination with the accompanying Smartphone App this newly developed star viewer shows the stars with a wealth of information and fantastic images. Main feature: Digital information is merged with the image of the real night sky. You are, therefore, not looking at the display, but at a live image of the real starry sky!

Universe2go is the worlds first smartphone-based AR viewer, demonstrating what is already possible now in the virtual reality and augmented reality world.


Experience the starry sky like never before!

Universe2go is an interactive viewer, combining the real starry sky with the digital world. An absolute worldwide novelty! But how does Universe2go do this?  The answer lies within the term Augmented reality and the fantastic possibilities of modern Smartphones.

Get started now use Universe2go to embark on a unique expedition through our night sky!


Download the App, insert your Smartphone and get started

Universe2go is an entirely new and recently developed star viewer, which, in combination with the accompanying App, shows you the starry sky. Just download the free App from the App Store and place your Smartphone into the star viewer.

And when the stars appear in the night sky, you will be ready to get started: Once outside, look up to the sky through the Universe2go. You will find all the constellations, planets or Deep Sky objects you desire. Take a trip through the cosmos with full


Whats in store with the Universe2go

  • A hand-held planetarium: Get to know the starry sky, just as if you had a personal astronomer to explain everything
  • Augmented reality: Digital information combined with the image of the real night sky
  • Learn all 88 constellations in the sky
  • Where are the planets? With Universe2go you will find them
  • Interstellar space: Embark on a journey to numerous galaxies, star clusters and nebulae
  • Navigation system for the universe: Discover celestial bodies of your choice
  • ISS Warner: As soon as the space station ISS appears on the horizon, Universe2go will immediately inform you
  • Lean back and relax: Listen to more than three hours of audio information about the heavens
  • Exciting stories: Dive into the old Greek mythology learn more about Orion, Pegasus and Cassiopeia

Audible facts: Three hours of exciting information to listen to

Universe2go not only shows you the starry sky. With more than three hours of audio material you will receive loads of information about constellations, stars, planets and many nebulae and galaxies. Experience the starry sky twice in one go: Visibly and audibly.


Different modes offer a great variety of content

You alone determine what Universe2go shows and tells you. The innovative and intuitive controls allow you to choose from various menu options without ever taking your smartphone out of the star viewer. You simply control your Universe2go by the movement of your head.


The content

  • Complete Hipparcos catalogue (approx. 120,000 stars)
  • Messier objects and complete NGC catalogue
  • Specially edited images: Planets, 150 Deep-Sky objects, comets and satellites
  • Audio guide: All 88 constellations, descriptions and mythology, planets, 120 Deep-Sky objects, satellites and 30 of the brightest stars more than 3 hours in total!

No cramming - just relaxation and enjoyment

Becoming familiar with the starry sky is now childs play. Because while watching the sky you are automatically informed about the positions of constellations or when you are able to see the planets. Universe2go is your personal celestial show with a tremendous learning factor. Fun for the whole family!

Developed by enthusiastic hobby astronomers

Universe2go has been developed with plenty of love and attention to detail and is made in Germany.. The core of Universe2go is the software, which will be developed further, in order to provide the best experience to its users so look forward to learning about the functions and content added in the future.


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.

The content

  • 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!


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