Bring Space to You With This AR Planetarium

Universe2go puts the cosmos in your hands and in your face.

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Finally, you can stop spending so much money on admission fees to all those planetariums you go to: Universe2go is a fully-AR planetarium you can fire up at home, bringing the stars to… well, wherever you are at that very moment.

Universe2go is the first “smartphone-based augmented reality viewer” for checking out the constellations. Not only can you bring a high-contrast, detailed view of a clear night sky anywhere you go (no camping for you!) but Universe2go provides annotations and descriptions for whatever you’re looking at, like your very own helpful robot museum guide. This feature can, of course, be turned off, too, if you’re just looking to get some star-gazing in at 1:15 p.m. You’ll feel like you’re really there, but not in a Sandra-Bullock-in-Gravity kind of way. Promise.

Universe2go fully renders all 88 constellations in the sky, as well as close-ups of planets, galaxies, star clusters & nebulae if you’re looking for things to get really trippy. When’s the last time you saw a good nebula in person? never. that’s when. There are also over three hours of audible explanations about the starry sky, which is far longer and more personal an experience than any physical planetarium provides. Plus, you can bring your own snacks. Finally, there are fun little add-ons to the whole experience. Learn Greek myths associated with the famous constellations, and even explore the skies in quiz mode. NASA will practically beg you to sign up.

The Personal AR universe2go normally costs $69.90, but for a limited time, Inverse readers can snap one up for nearly one-third off for just $46.99.

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