• Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.6.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Terminal Eleven LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
5,351 Ratings
$ 2.99

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

  • Starlink?! 4/5

    By PhlyFil
    I’m waiting for the first app too be able to track the Starlink Constellation. That means many people will be.
  • Needs an update 5/5

    By Atlguy_17
    Love this app, but it needs an update so we can track the newest space telescope (James Webb).
  • An app that always great to have. 5/5

    By Localjim
    I’ve had this app for a few years now. Every now and then i will use this app around people and everyone wants to see what you see. Its entertaining, educational and unique in scope compared to other mobile apps. Worth every penny and then some.
  • Fabulous! 5/5

    By The Girl From Otterspace
    Wonderful to have answers to things I see in the night sky right in my pocket!
  • Excellent, easy to use app 5/5

    By PaFarmMom
    I love this app and recommend it to friends all the time. Of course it’s great for celestial identifications, but I truly love the detail feature of being able to click on most identifiable bodies and learn interesting facts and information. Such a great app to spend some time pondering the Universe.
  • Screen Frozen 1/5

    By Barrynof
    Nothing happens. Screen is frozen.
  • Please add James Webb Telescope to objects 5/5

    By DarkStar⚡️
    Love the app. Very cool that we can search for Hubble and ISS. Please add the JWST as soon as you get a chance. Thanks!
  • Stars and Planets 5/5

    By Thumpicker
    I absolutely love this app! I enjoy checking on the locations of the planets. But, the age old question when people stand outside in the evening, “What is that bright star over there?” I whip out my iPhone and say “Hold on a second and I’ll tell you”.
  • Evening passage of ISS 5/5

    By Myname is Gary
    Love everything educational about this app with my grandchildren. Think of the calculations required. Suggest you find ISS at sunset and if passing overhead WATCH IN THE SKY.
  • Poor gps 2/5

    By ahalgfyttqobh
    I can look at the moon and the app says it’s in the complete opposite direction. And it’s not sometimes it’s everytime
  • Skyview 5/5

    By RuleNyce
    Awesome app. The best I have used this far. Very informative and many options. Highley recommend.
  • Inspiring!!🤩🤩🤩 5/5

    By aceikmnn
    The fact that almost every Star ever recorded is on this tiny app is incredible!!! Has all eighty eight constellations! Definitely worth the bucks. Also nice music selection.😄
  • Easy to use for novice 5/5

    By Wsunate
    I am not an celestial person but I enjoy gazing at the planets and stars and this app makes it easy to identify what I’m looking at. It’s great as a reminder for star showers during those times of the year. Super fun app!
  • Stands the rest of time 5/5

    By MickeyShoesh
    I first downloaded this app about 10 years ago when the App Store was still just a few years old and apps that were actually good quality and genuinely useful were hard to come by. 10 years later and I still regularly revisit this app whenever I look up at the night sky and think to myself, I wonder if that twinkling “star” is Mars or Jupiter. 10 years later and I’m still in awe every time I line up my phone with the object in the sky and see that it accurately found and identified the object I was looking at. Truly one of the best apps available in the App Store.
  • The most perfect app 5/5

    By ChillyChill1969
    I usually never write reviews, but for this app I would make an exception! Whoever created this app was a genius and executed it perfectly! I’ve had zero problems with using the app and it’s showed me every single constellation that I wanted to see and more!!
  • Stopped working 2/5

    By Jubaca
    Great app until it stopped working. Screen is frozen and will not Calibrate. Have deleted and reinstalled to no avail.
  • Best app on my phone!! 5/5

    By Count_to_DANCE
    i’ve learned so much about the night sky from this app! i use it all the time and it’s super helpful! i always recommend this app to people that have the same passion for the stars that i have. so thankful i downloaded this!!!
  • SkyView 5/5

    By Grangranny
    Love this app.
  • Easy to Use, Lots of Info 5/5

    By Timm061
    It would be great to see updates to the content along with the tweaks to work with changing iOS Versions. Those are important, of course, but so is having current information about the satellites and other space craft in near-earth orbits and beyond. Information about HST is at least 6 years old, and the JWT has settled into its spot now. Doesn’t take away from the positives in the app, but current info is important.
  • Don’t buy it for Apple Watch 2/5

    By treasuresm
    If you are looking to buy the full version to be able to use it on your Apple Watch.. don’t buy this app…. Look for another app. It told me I would be able to use on my Apple Watch, but it does not give the option. I tried contacting the developer for weeks and no response. Overal good app by itself.
  • Took away object path 3/5

    By Peter lemon jello
    I love this app but a lot less now that they took away the ability to tap on an object and see the path through the sky it will takes Why? That was my most used function of this app
  • Garbage after some moron got involved. 1/5

    By Steph0975
    I have no idea which moron chose to change this app, but you are a trash human. The app was perfect before you involved your joke of an opinion in it. Deleted. Do not download.
  • Review from the md-Florida SkyView 5/5

    By Jgavin65
    Thus is just way too cool. Walking the dogs at night in the RV park , I get a lot of time to look at the beautiful night sky. This app certainly helps answer “what star or planet is that?” Outstanding work!
  • Fantastic! 5/5

    By JC More
    Give goose bumps when I see stars and planets in the skies on a bright sunny day. Beautifully done and easy to use.
  • Really cool 5/5

    By wreckitbeck13
    I love this app! It’s really cool to be able to see where the constellations are and get the names with descriptions as well. It helps me remember which ones are near each other, too. So if I’m looking for one and don’t have my phone I will still know about where to look.
  • Astronomer/Astrologer’s Best Friend! 5/5

    By Cashcamg
    10 STARS!!!! This is one of the most incredible and incredibly simple pieces of technology I’ve ever found!! Hours of entertaining knowledge and fun. Entertain friends or yourself, this tool will keep you busy all night(or day, if you’re bored.) You will be amazed at all of the stuff in the sky!! Stars, of course!!! Planets, rocket bodies, constellations, everything out there!!! Mad props to the makers of this app!! They did it! To use it is as simple as pointing your phone to the sky and reading your screen. Push a planet or a star and info pops up. Give yourself plenty of room to use. It is an acrobatic app once you get into it! Perhaps a VR versions is in the works so you can look hands free. It shows you what’s in the sky where you point it!! 360°, no obstacles. Just the sky on the screen. No wonder it’s called SkyView. A must get!!
  • Jame Webb? 5/5

    By grady V
    Great app. When will the James Webb telescope be added?
  • A Lot of Sky for no money !!!!!!! 5/5

    By Bullinthehouse
    This is fun and educational and a great gift or Science Idea for kids of all ages ! All they have to do is down load the app , go outside and look up to find a trillion new worlds !!! Fun for the whole family !!!!!!!!!
  • Love this 5/5

    By jesvangosen
    This app is great! Using the app alone you can travel through the night sky, even in light polluted skies (like my Bortle class 7 sky) and enjoy the wonders above us. I’ve recently upgraded to a Dobsonian telescope and I like to put my phone in a magnetic holder on the tube itself to help direct me to different objects in the sky (it’s not as accurate as my finders of course but does get me in the general area of interesting things!). Thank you for making a pocket planetarium for us lovers of space
  • Ecuador Rob 5/5

    By GringoRob
    Great app!! Love that you can see what you want and not stuff you don’t want!! Keep looking up!!
  • GREAT!! 5/5

    By Ajildnakrky
    I always wanna try to find constellations and this is accurate
  • Love it! 5/5

    By pjculver70
    Love this app so much!!! I tell everybody to get it!
  • Great App 5/5

    By Ghost1952
    Best ever for amateur skywatchers.
  • Permanently stuck on Ursa Major 2/5

    By mooferus
    Was working fine a couple weeks ago. Normally a lovely app, though. This week, it loads to Ursa Major and won’t move anywhere. Here’s hoping it can be fixed again soon.
  • SkyView 5/5

    By BDubII
    I love this app! So informative, so amazing. Love to pull this out and put young and old in awe. Thank you
  • Super Celestial 5/5

    By s0ngb1rdcynd1
    Aquarius here, letting you know I absolutely love this app and all of the features I haven’t even taken the time to figure out!!! How can I ever be grounded again!!!! 7 planets in air signs you really help me navigate “the bubble” Much love This APP ROCKS!! ♒️♊️♋️
  • Used to be great. 1/5

    By a.peterson01
    I used to love this app until it froze about a year ago, now I am stuck looking at northern constellations and cannot look at the whole sky.
  • No longer accurate 3/5

    By Likes to meditate
    This app was great but for the past 6 months or so has no longer been accurate for me. When I hold it up it doesn’t line up with where the planets actually are. Used to be very accurate.
  • Awesome app, suggested improvement 5/5

    By tdnusgstab
    Great app, best one that I could find. Two suggestions for the team for a future update: could you add 2 lines? One representing the ecliptic plane, the other representing the celestial equator That would be awesome!
  • 5/5 5/5

    By Tiernan C.
    This app is absolutely marvelous and triggered an amazing hobby. Thank you SkyView ❤️🌌
  • Love it! 5/5

    By GramJane
    I’ve learned so much about our night sky from using this app most evenings! It’s so easy to use. I especially like the sightings feature so you know what to look for & when each night.
  • Draco 1/5

    By Yshwbebjfkf
    It’s literally stuck on the Draco constellation. While I’m as big a Harry Potter fan as the next guy, this is just unacceptable.
  • Excellent, straightforward sky map 5/5

    By Commodore Aral
    Now this is exactly what I wanted in a “sky map” type app. Doesn’t come after you for a subscription you don’t need like a cousin with a bad habit. The UI is consistent and straightforward, and does not obscure the view at all in landscape orientation. Offers a good amount of information. I like it a lot. I tried out the lite version first, and was happy to pay once for the full version because it’s exactly what I needed. Thanks for making this app
  • Excellent aid. 5/5

    By AloneALot
    Easy to use when looking for something specific. Easy to point to get an ID on an object. I can change viewing options to keep having a fresh experience with yhe app.
  • VR 3/5

    By RyRy1166
    Hello, I leave a 3 star review for many reasons and won’t list them all. Main reason is, contacting the company. I’d love to talk about your VR next steps and what you’re doing for it. Would love to explore space in VR within this app.
  • So fun 4/5

    By Lindapea
    I’m just a curious one who sees a bright star and this allows me to point and know! Thank you for making star gazing so fun Love the constellation background music
  • Only app I’ve ever paid for 5/5

    By EmilyCThiessen
    And so worth it!! I’ve got so many questions about the night sky and this app answers all of them. I love seeing the constellations, rocket bodies, and sometimes the ISS! 100% worth it, I’ve recommended it to many.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By shutgun_21
    Five stars rating.
  • Love this app 5/5

    By Professor Bombay
    I’ve been using this app for years on my iPhone and my iPad Pro and its beautiful and accurate