Take a mind-blowing 3D tour of the Universe with Professor Brian Cox as your guide. The official Wonders app by arrangement with the BBC.


Now for iPhone and iPad 1 - with added features: cause the supernova explosion of Betelgeuse! Land on the surfaces of Mars, the Moon, Io and Enceledus!

Journey up from the smallest particles, past the moons and planets of the Solar System, out through the Oort Cloud to the Milky Way, past our Local Stars and out to distant galaxies before arriving, finally, at the edge of the known Universe. On the way you will encounter the likes of seething Red Giants, beautiful Nebulae, pulsing Neutron stars and confront a daunting vision of a Black Hole sucking down a hapless star, all rendered in spectacular 3D.

Professor Brian Cox provides mind-expanding insight in over 200 interactive articles pinned to the stars, planets, galaxies and other wonders modelled in extraordinary 3D, written in his accessible style and accompanied by two and a half hours of video from the BBC TV series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe. The app also includes hundreds of infographics and images of space objects supplied by astronomy experts, NASA and other space researchers.

• Explore the entire Universe in 7 interlinked scales from sub-atomic to the edge of the known Universe, or take Brian's tours • Two-and-a-half hours of BBC video from the Wonders TV series (requires wifi) • 50+ spectacular 3D models of planets, moons, galaxies and nebulae to discover • Over 200 interactive articles by Brian telling the story of the Universe • Hundreds of beautiful images from around the cosmos • High resolution graphics optimised for the new iPad


“Few apps can match Wonders of the Universe.” New York Times

“Wonders is hands down one of the best apps out there for the iPad.” The Next Web

“One of the best educational apps to date.”

“In a class of its own.” Daily Mail

“The graphics and content make the experience well worth it.” Mashable



“Stunningly produced.”

“The only app I’ve ever called perfect.”

“Have you ever wanted a grand tour of the universe…this is it, and you’ll love it.” Mac Observer

“Professor Cox shows us the Cosmos as we have never seen it before - a place full of the most bizarre and powerful natural phenomena.” Sunday Express

“It will entertain and delight.” Independent on Sunday

“He bridges the gap between our childish sense of wonder and a rather more profound grasp of the scale of things.” Independent

“Cox’s romantic, lyrical approach to astrophysics all adds up to an experience that feels less like homework and more like having a story told to you. A really good story too”. Guardian

About Professor Brian Cox:

Professor Brian Cox OBE is a particle physicist, a Royal Society research fellow, and a professor at the University of Manchester as well as researcher on one of the most ambitious experiments on Earth, the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. He is best known to the public as a science broadcaster and presenter of the highly popular BBC2 series Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe and Star Gazing Live. He was also keyboard player in the UK pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.

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What's New

Version 1.77

New: improved iOS10 compatibility, iPhone 6+/6S+/7+ bug fixes, native resolution 3D on new devices. share 3d snapshots with other iOS apps.

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Amazing Amazing App


I am 7 years old iPhone user and have purchased more than 2 thousands apps. Being a PhD student I have keen interest in Science and I can confidently say that this app is by far the best app I have downloaded so far. Such an amazing development skills and amazingly full of knowledge. Off course there is room for improvement and more topics to add but it's surprisingly good piece of work.

There is just one little suggestion for Prof. Brian Cox. The area of research where is trying to find facts from history and religions, he should add Quranic point of view as well. Being a PhD student I am amazed to study Quran in terms of Creation of Universe, it's process and different stages. It is aligned with current scientific studies even though it was revealed 1400 years ago. I would humbly suggest Prof. Cox (if he hasn't yet) to study Quran and he will be amazed to see amazing facts in it in terms of creation of universe, evolution of life and end of all times.

Over all congratulations to build such an amazing app.

Just curious


OK, so I have an iPad 1 and I bought this app. It was late, drink had been taken, I obviously didn't read the compatibly blurb. My fault. But I'm curious. What is it exactly that this app does that means it can't function on what was 22 months ago a state of the art bit of kit? If it relied on a camera that would be understandable, but I'm genuinely intrigued. There are some visually stunning apps that still manage to function via the prehistoric frisbee that is the iPad 1, so I'm not convinced that the processing power caveat couldn't be worked around in the same way that we used to be able to adjust the graphics on video games to allow them to work on older computers.

This looks like a wonderful app and I would love to see it, I'll give it 4 stars because I won't trash it because I messed up, but please think about making it work for the millions of us who can't afford to upgrade a £500 piece of kit every 9 months.

Very interesting but repetitive.

craig Stand

Well truth be told this is a very well put together app which takes full use of the iPad and it's strengths the videos are very informative the animation is truly fantastic and the brake down of the graphs and chemical compounds in to easy to understand formats is some thing that others who are looking to replicate this app should take in mind.

This said there is one flaw that really bugs me and that is the repetitive nature of the information an example of this is that we are treated to a short video with the prof talking to us explaining about the " Big Bang " and how the first simple structures came into being.
Then we are then given text to read which repeats what the prof has just told us then further down the slide again it is repeated.
This happens a lot.
Don't get me wrong this is a superbly informative app with a lot of eye candy which you and both I will not regret purchasing but I really do wish that the size of the app and it is a large app was not taken up by the amount of repetitive comments.

Hence my rating of 4* which is not fair as this should really have a rating of 5* and would have if not for the repetitive information.

Just too repetitive see how annoying it is when some one or some thing is just repetitive too much if there was less repetition it would certainly get the coveted 5* that it deserves.


Harper Collins Publishers Limited
396.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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