• Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Terminal Eleven LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
4,742 Ratings
$ 1.99

SkyView® App

SkyView® brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more! Over 2.5 million downloads. App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App “If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.” – CNET "If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get." – AppAdvice “SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.” – 148Apps Editor’s Choice You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys. Features: • Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location. • Sighting Events: schedule alerts for upcoming celestial events. • Apple Watch: see what objects are visible tonight and how to spot them using your Apple Watch. • Today Widget: brand new iOS 8 today widget lets you quickly see upcoming celestial events. • Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters. • Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night. • Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time. • Comprehensive: Includes thousands of stars, planets, and satellites with thousands of interesting facts. • Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times. • Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks. • Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying! What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

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SkyView® app reviews

  • Calibration problems 2/5

    By gdblackthron
    This app is so annoying, not only will it not stay calibrated but now it won’t calibrate at all. Before I updated this it worked fine; now it does not! How can I get it to calibrate and stay that way?
  • FANTASTIC..!! 5/5

    By Butch1227
    On my old iPhone, I had the free version and I loved it..!! I recently got an updated new phone, the 2020 SE, and I bought your version that has more features. I absolutely still love it. Maybe even a little more now..!! 👍😊💙❤️💙❤️💙❤️😊👍
  • Needs Front Facing Camera Option 4/5

    By MattL1979
    That is the only reason I cannot give this a 5 Star review. It is my favorite app. I use it so often to connect to the planets and gain insight. Thank you for the great work. But pretty please add front facing camera option!
  • Best App I’ve ever had 5/5

    By Anubis.013
    This app is hugely popular anytime we’re out at night. Football games, campfires, camping! Someone is always asking me what something it, or where something is. Every time I have this app out a crowd congregates around me. A great way to meet new people and share amazing knowledge about both celestial and human-made objects in the sky. I cannot recommend this enough. I’m so glad I paid for it.
  • Fantastic 5/5

    By Jl1375
    This is the best app you will ever have for star gazing. Everything at your fingertips. Always works perfectly. Love it!!!

    By LAstargazer
    I use it almost every night!!!
  • Such Magic! 5/5

    By Melifuous
    Use this app to regain your sense of awe and wonder as well as to be amazed at the exquisite minds of those who developed this app that allows one to identify not only what the objects are in the sky above beyond our atmosphere, but ever so much more information of where one is in relation in relation to the the heavens. This is great for curious learners who love the beauty of our universe.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By AwesomeEndsInMe
    This is great for both beginners and professionals. The only thing I would add Is the ability to click on an object and see it’s current sky coordinates in order to easily point a telescope at it. I adore this app.
  • My love of SkyView 4/5

    By Nelson134
    I enjoy waking up early in the morning, around 4 a.m. and using my SkyView app to explore the endless sky.
  • Well Done 4/5

    By RPM3525
    This is a well conceived and executed app. I would like to see the addition of the ecliptic in the display. An intensity control of the constellation art would be nice too. Thank you for making this available.
  • Miss the time line 4/5

    By _______bella________
    I’ve used this app for over 5 years and I love it. It is my go to. It use to have where you click on the moon and can follow the orbit and see the times. Wish they could bring that back.
  • Cool 5/5

    By michelemilner1990
    This is very cool but for my 4 year old he is wanting all the dwarf planets on it also
  • Love it 5/5

    By Vampires Fury
    Love this app, at times I feel like I’m in the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 exploring the galaxy. Fascinating and intriguing.
  • Favorite astronomy app! 5/5

    By RedCandy
    I love this app. I've had it for several years now. It's so cool to be able to hold it up to the sky and see what's there, day or night. Catch a glimpse of a satellite and hold up the app to see what it is. I've seen the Hubble and the ISS. It's educational for adults and kids. I've had a few other astronomy apps but this is my favorite. I deleted the others. I would be nice to have the constellation art fade away after a couple of seconds instead of taking up so much screen real estate. Maybe have a toggle for the option?
  • Review of SkyView 5/5

    By IIStormyII
    Educational, motivational, entertaining, exceptional design and user interface. Rich history with hyperlinks to Wikipedia for detailed information and further study of astrological celestial bodies and the astronomers responsible for their discoveries. /⭐️✨🌟 🔭
  • Excellent!! 5/5

    By CarlyWarlyChitown
    So much fun!! I use it in conjunction with my telescope software.
  • The Best 5/5

    By Bigfoot.470
    I’ve tried many astronomy apps to identify what I’m looking at, where constellation lines are, find deep sky objects and more. This is by far the best I have found.
  • Not tried this app. 5/5

    By Jvrflmn
    Good thing it’s not a waste of money.😃
  • App does not work 1/5

    By Imagesbysarah
    This app was fun fir a while but now it is just at k on the Draco constellation and won’t change from it. I’ve had several friends try this app and all are reporting the same. No way to contact support so I guess I’ll delete and find an app that actually works.
  • Love it 5/5

    By David_S8324
  • Love, love, love!! 5/5

    By Shannonw183
    This app is visually enjoyable along with all the content and super easy to use !
  • Most useful sky gazing app in the App Store 5/5

    By vesshawIi
    Most useful sky gazing app in the App Store. Definitely worth the money.
  • Fun and educational 4/5

    By Kklein565
    This app is amazing. We love seeing what those satellites are above us. We were able to find the ISS when were on a cruise in the middle of the Caribbean. The only thing I would recommend is that they add dwarf planets.
  • Stunning 5/5

    By Ken2024
    One of the view apps I can’t do without.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By tays gran
    Coolest app for objects in the the universe! Have seen so many things I had no idea about and is also a great tool to introduce children interested in what’s out in “space “
  • Wi-Fi vs mobile data 5/5

    By Supercapis
    Apparently, It is working with my Wi-Fi. It is not working with my smartphone internet data. You need to correct it.
  • Zoom ! 😎👽😜 4/5

    By Idkdiddniddndjf
    Wish i could zoom more on star clusters or regions that would really keep me looking ! 😎👽😜
  • One of the few apps I’ve bought 5/5

    By Ddigwell
    And haven’t regretted.
  • Compass needs addressed 3/5

    By LoveGrubHubExcept
    I really enjoy this app but cannot understand why the compass must repeatedly be calibrated. When I’m home I know which way is north so I set the compass. Two minutes later I open the app again and have to recalibrate the compass- again. Every time. Maybe not a big deal when I’m home but if I’m somewhere else and not sure which way is north, the app is useless.
  • Sky View 5/5

    By cowboyMontana
    I love this app. I love the music as it is soothing. Looking at the stars and planets through sky view is an education. Knowing what I’m looking at is wonderful. It also helps locate planets to view through a telescope. It is my favorite app by far. Thanks!
  • Great app when it works, but the view is stuck 2/5

    By arcanedruid101
    How can I fix the view to get it unstuck? It is currently focused on the Cygnus constellation and will not move. Thank you
  • Starling 5/5

    By joe_n_missouri
    Are you going to include the Starlink satellites?
  • Love Love Love 5/5

    By ELginter
    This app is great! I highly recommend! Love all the information for each item selected. From planets to other galaxy's. The information is vast. Very educational! However it’s been a year or more since it's been updated. Why? I’m using iOS 14.4. This was updated last with iOS 13. Please update
  • App Froze 1/5

    By Kalini1234
    I had the free version of this app and it worked so good. It was by far one of my favorite apps to use. One day it stopped working. It is stuck in one position. I looked for updates and wound up buying the upgrade and it did the same thing. I have not been able to find out how to get it fixed. I’m so disappointed.
  • Really helpful. 5/5

    By Shawn D 44
    Really like the search function and the tracking of objects. The background music is pretty cool too.
  • Why does it lock up? 1/5

    By Tbuff51
    I loved this app until it continuously locked up, showing only the view of stars directly north, and nowhere else. The screen was fixed and frozen, and the app became useless. So, I bought the higher end app, but that also was frozen from day one. I cannot recommend this.
  • Very poor 1/5

    By Liteprinter
    I purchased this app and it worked wonderful. I loved how it pointed out the objects in the sky. Three days later, the app is frozen. I have tried contacting the makers and get no response from them. If you get this app, it will work for a few days and then it will stop. Beware.
  • Have enjoyed this app for yrs & everywhere I go. 5/5

    By rbpegasus flies
    One of my fav apps. Easy to use; interesting; entertaining; informative; great for all ages; & free!?!?
  • Keen Tool 5/5

    By DJFitz33
    Got 1st iPhone last month. Looked at App Store for free starfinder, chose Skyview. Loved it, used it every day, then got the $1.99 version. Wow, what a great astronomical device, and with great flexibility. A definite keeper!
  • Great 5/5

    By k5irq
    I love being able to just point and identify!
  • Summer Fox 5/5

    My son show me this years ago it is the best and probably one of the only apps I ever use loves this
  • SkyView 👍👍👍👍👍 5/5

    I just found out that you can take screenshots. This is awesome 🤩. I use the app at night to see which bright objects are planets or stars.
  • What a wonderful Mystery! 4/5

    By PaperLady01
    Our heavens so full and we have only understood of what we know thru a lens and not actually exploration! It’s truly beautiful Gods creation! On the other hand it’s deplorable how man can clutter and polite even the heavens! Can’t wait for God to take it back!!
  • Wowwww! 5/5

    By Alangrotz
    I have to say this app is just delightful. I can’t say enough good about it. All my life I have looked at the heavens. Last night I looked at Mars and knew it was Mars. I wished there was a 10 Star review because it is EXCELLENT !
  • SkyView is awesome 5/5

    By Raylyx 12345
    I LOVE this app I also love outer space!!
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By jack...frost77.
    Free one I had last year worked fine and then it stopped so I bought the app it doesn’t do anything it’s frozen up I’m looking for the refund button
  • Awesome!!! 5/5

    By bean
    Great app!!
  • Worked great for 2 days 2/5

    By _Omertà_
    So, I’ve used the free app for years. I’ve always enjoyed it quite a bit. Figured I’d go ahead and buy this version and it was freaking awesome, for about two days. The information is great, it’s very informative and fun to use if it works. It quit working, I’ve recalibrated my internal compass numerous times, and skyview just doesn’t register it. The compass works fine for things like Maps, my other AR/VR games. I emailed the company and never got a reply. If you can get it to work, it’s amazing. But it’s a bummer when it doesn’t. 😒😒
  • Fun app but 3 big disappointments 2/5

    By Lorenzoabq
    I upgraded to the paid app to go beyond the fun of just identifying planets and some space objects. However, there were no instructions on how to use family sharing; and no videos or manuals on how to use the features of either of the bundled apps. The Satellites app was especially confusing. Furthermore, my email requesting help was not answered. An inexpensive app that is unusable is still a waste of money.