The vastness of outer space is something that has riveted humanity since the beginning of time. Our forefathers traversed the oceans by charting the stars. The great astronomer Galileo Galilei and his telescope helped establish the fact that the universe does not revolve around Earth. And lest we forget the numerous space-themed television shows and blockbusters that have graced our screens.

Before we continue waxing lyrical on the impact of the cosmos, not all of us are destined to be the next Galileo. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Four centuries since he first turned his lens towards our moon, technology has advanced in ways Galileo’s detractors could never have imagined. Now, we don’t even need a telescope to embark on our journey to become stargazers — all you need is on your smartphone.

These astronomy apps that you can download today will kickstart your adventure into exploring an infinite playground that is right at your doorstep. All you have to do is to look up.