Download Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model Free for iPhone & iPad

Take an interactive 3D trip through the solar system and the Milky Way galaxy with Solar Walk iOS App! Have you ever built a Solar system model? Cups, bowls, and papier-mache balls are in the past, because Solar Walk is a time-sensitive accurate information-packed interactive model of the Solar system and the Milky Way galaxy.

This 3D Solar System model lets you navigate through space and time, see all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. It even has detailed 3D models of the most interesting man-made satellites. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience and zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy! This is a great app for the space enthusiast!

Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model Free for iPhone & iPad


“Zoom from Mercury to Pluto (which makes the cut in this app), passing each planet’s moons along the way. Because Solar Walk knows what time it is, the planets are in proper orientation to the Sun: Earth is dark where it is currently night and gradually lightens to daytime on the other side,”© by Sam Grobart from The NYT.

“Instead of exploring the night sky and deep space, you get to tour our Solar system in luscious 3D graphics. The iPad version is breathtaking with crisp graphics and beautiful color. The smooth finger controls combined with the spectacular graphics make this a perfect demo for the iPad. Dragging your finger to fly around the planets is a bit intoxicating, and I’m impressed with the smooth animation.” © by Mel Martin, TUAW.

Solar Walk iOS App Key Features:

  1. GALAXY view – absolutely magical zoom out to view the whole galaxy option.
  2. TIME MACHINE – set any date you want including even minutes and take a travel through space and time.
  3. MOVIES – explanatory movie collection about the Earth’s phenomena.
  4. SATELLITES – real-time trajectories of the most interesting artificial Earth’s satellites.
  5. LOCATIONS – arrow will show your current position on the globe, plus names of the biggest cities of the Earth, as well as sights of the Moon, Mars and Venus.
  6. INFO about all planets – general info, its name, its mass, radius, distance to the sun, internal structure with the picture and science missions.
  7. MOONS of DIFFERENT PLANETS: select a planet like Earth, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars or Urano and observe how many moons they have and their track around the planet. Select one of the moons and learn.
  8. MIRRORING – wirelessly mirror the screen to an Apple TV 2.

ATTENTION! Mind that to use the 3D mode you will need a pair of cyan-red 3D glasses. And, yes, we know that Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but by popular vote it has been added to the Solar System Model anyway.

Video demo of Solar Walk – 3D Solar System mode

Solar Walk tutorial shows all main features such as Fly to a planet, info, search, connection to 3D TV, educational movies collection.


Download Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model Free for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model is regularly priced at $2.99 and was previously featured by Apple as the Best Apps of 2010 and 2011. Well, if for whatever reason, you don’t yet have Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model for your iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch), you can now download this educational app for free as part of Apple’s Free App Of The Week promo offer. The offer is valid until Thursday October 18, 2012.

Solar Walk  is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Download Solar Walk from the iTunes App Store for free for a limited time.

For Android Users:

Solar Walk is not available for Android but there are better alternatives for you, such as Solar System Explorer Lite (free with ads) or its paid version Solar System Explorer ($1.99, no ads).