GoSkyWatch Planetarium

GoSkyWatch Planetarium [Navigation] App Description & Overview

Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium.

***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event
***** Featured on ABC's "The View"
***** Featured in "Wired" magazine

No in-app purchases! One download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We don't think you should pay twice for the same app on a bigger screen.

--- What People Are Saying

"Powerful and easy to use, with excellent animation and the widest zoom range." — D.Schroeder, University professor

"GoSkyWatch Planetarium should not be missed regardless of whether you are a casual or hard-core fan of astronomy." — AppAdvice

"I have more than 10 astronomy apps on my iPhone and this is by far the best. Everything I need and easy to use." — Pat, iTunes reviewer

--- What makes GoSkyWatch different to other apps?

• Easy to use — No buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring.

• Designed specially for efficient outdoor use.

• Touch free identification — Information pops up on screen as you move. Great for those cold nights with gloves on!

• Popup images — No need to keep zooming in and out just to see what is out there.

• Full 180 degree display — See at a glance what is in the sky and where without having to pan around.

• Don't need to hold level — Displays the sky view and information at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait.

• Gyroscope compass auto calibration — No need to calibrate the gyroscope. Advanced adaptive algorithms for smooth and accurate positioning.

• Planets shown with relative brightness to stars — No oversized graphics that prevent you from distinguishing a planet from surrounding stars.

• Unique target identification — Touch drag scheme for greatest accuracy since your finger doesn't hide what you are trying to identify.

• Minimal on screen text — Stars and planets easier to identify since they are not covered by text.


• On screen object name, brightness and distance
• Contains all stars visible to the naked eye
• Light adjustment for viewing conditions
• Red light mode for night vision
• Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass.

• Looking for a planet, star, comet, constellation or galaxy? Just use the finder and let the arrow guide the way
• Search stars and DSOs sorted by name, distance or magnitude
• Moon phase calendar
• Sun rise/set times

• Day, sidereal and time lapse animation
• Over 200 images of planets and deep sky objects
• Messier and Caldwell catalogs with images
• Actual image taken of the Milky Way
• Below horizon display
• Look back in time with the birthday star search. Find out how old you were for the star light seen.

• Constellation images, boundaries and patterns
• Solar system, star, comet, DSO, constellation Wikipedia
• Ian Ridpath's constellation StarTales
• Interactive graphical ephemeris
• Planet, star, constellation and DSO ephemeris data

• High performance graphics
• Easy setup using auto location or built in city list
• Location favorites

* No internet connection required. Internet optionally used for auto location, viewing Wikipedia information and StarTales.

Many more enhancements to come as free updates.

Free International Space Station real time tracking and viewing opportunities available with the companion GoISSWatch app.

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GoSkyWatch Planetarium Customer Service, Editor Notes:

- Added tap to expend telescope view - Added tap compass button to toggle motion control - Updated icons - Fade out home bar - Fix to manual location coordinate entry - iOS Updates

GoSkyWatch Planetarium Comments & Reviews

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- Brilliantly Designed Star Chart

This is a very well done program, easy to understand and to use. I paid more for my first star chart from the app store, it was clunky and slow; this app is in a different class all together. The use of the accelerometer for tracking the sky is brilliant. Update: This program just gets better. The author of this software knows what he is doing. The new interface for time movement is a great impovement. I can't wait until the 3G S compas is incoporsted into the software. Update: OK, it’s 2020, I still need to come back and say this app and it’s author are still the best. It’s still, just works, someone says he what’s that? I pull up my phone open the this app and I know exactly what it is. I can only imagine the detail and understanding that had to go in to this app. Great job! (this is the only app that continuously, over the years, has exceeded my expectations and never a glitch)

- I simply love this app.

This app is a joy to learn. It’s intuitive enough that I figured much of it out just by trying, and it did not seem like I had to struggle much. It’s well designed, very responsive, and has all kinds of useful information. On cloudy nights when the telescope isn’t an option I simply “virtually stargaze” with this app. For someone just starting out this is a perfect way to begin to learn about astronomy. I downloaded this app to help my family point a telescope at the night sky for the first time. After about an hour I was able to discover when and where the stars (and planets) rise and set, and I used this information to successfully point the telescope using a compass heading and degrees of inclination. Both the compass and the level (for degrees of inclination) are available on a smartphone. If you are at all curious about the cosmos, download this app!

- This App really turned me on to astronomy.

I love it. I play with the controls all the time, spin it through time, watch the constellations circle with the seasons and time of day, follow the Milky Way, learn a lot about the motions of the sky and Earth. And of course all that info about celestial bodies. Amazing filtering and modes. It's just fascinating and well worth the upgrade to track comets. Has a red light mode, but kinda impractical unless the whole device is in night mode using Apple accessibility dimming. Not practical in a Dark Sky park where only red lights are allowed after dark. I hold this up to the sky outside at home, and I'm fine. I wish the center ID hotspot was MOVEABLE -- that would be a huge UX improvement. I strain to rotate an ipad with screen rotation on trying to train things into the center for the audio and visual identification. I wish the user view was more configurable so I can rest this on a table as if I were looking up at the sky. And better saved settings. Love it.

- Useful as all heck, but...

Please stop popping up tips and marketing crap when I launch the app. It's a paid app. Act like it. It would also be nice if it would remember the last Messier object I looked up so I don't have to keep looking it up. Leave me where I left off. And where's the NGC catalog already? Years later, still no expanded catalogs. Still-STILL years later and no expanded catalogs.

- A perfectly good reason to get a smartphone

My original reason for my wife to upgrade to a smartphone was so she could get this app- she loves it, I enjoy it. One can instantly easily adjust a slider to change how many stars are displayed to match your weather or city light pollution conditions. This app is further perfected by the ability to pull up a star's info on wikipedia.

- My side kick

Love this app. Been using it for years and have turned many others on to it as well. I use it to see what planets are visible, and to learn constellations and stars. I also dig the feature to move scroll through dates and times to see what will be visible on certain days and times. This app is my side kick.

- Enhance Your Night Sky Experiences

Having been fascinated with night sky observations forever, I find this the perfect companion app. If your interest is mythology and constellations, they’ve included a link to background info on each. Star magnitude, clusters, planets are all a setting and finger click away to enhance your night sky experience. Love this app!!

- Love this app!!

I've used this app for years now! No problems with the iOS 10.3.2. I have shown nearly all my friends this app. Yea its a high dollar app! But for me to be able to set my telescope up and quickly go to what I want. That's amazing!! All the children I let look at it love it. When I get my telescope on the area they go WILD!!

- GeoSkyWatch

This app is totally outstanding when it comes to identifying celestial bodies in the solar system and beyond!! 45 years ago I was a navigator and a naval aviator flying patrol aircraft over water in the Pacific. We were well outside of radar range of land and depended solely on celestial navigation for position and speed information. In school we had to identify and locate 400 navigational stars. The grade was 4.0 or fail, you had to know every single one. As I do my daily walk before sunrise I still see many of the old friends and constellations shining brightly over the walk path. - Max Branscomb - - San Mateo, CA. -

- A must for any astronomer amateur or pro

I’ve had this app more than five years and I can’t recommend it enough. Easily locate planets, stars, constellations, and galaxies. Simple, clear elegant with easy to see info on distance, light years, and apparent plus actual luminosity. Worth the $$!!

- Super dank

Super dank astronomy app. Seriously, very well done here guys and gals. Great for beginners and experts alike with a fun user interface that allows you to view, identify and interact with what you are seeing in the skies above or take control of the global star map and give yourself an education amongst the vast wonders of the universe of stars! Superb ole chap... simply superb, I say!

- The most awesome stellar app

I have had this app for many years and until today I still believe is one of the most awesome apps, as not just feeds my passion about the cosmos . But as well allows me to share it with my kids and other Cosmic lovers friends

- Excellent App

Very well implemented and smooth. Has a ton of options for customization and shifting constellations future/past. I was afraid that the light from the phone would kill my night vision but the app has a night mode that is surprisingly dim.

- Almost perfect

This has great depth of information and the live tracking is simply amazing. The only flaw I’ve found is that it’s very modal. Once it’s tracking, it will no longer “go to” an object. It will only put arrows around it.

- Educational

A great app where I couldn’t understand much where to locate the stars until this came along. It’s so much fun to learn the visual way in a third dimension view! The hardest to find was a dim North Star, now I know where it is! Go for the stars!

- Almost there.

This is almost perfect, but I do have some minor complaints. It occasionally freezes when I open the menu, and no moons are available, except for our own. It is still worth the download, however.

- Couldn’t be better

I’m an amateur astronomer with a really cool Celestron CPC 11 goto scope. The GOSKYWATCH app makes it so easy to find stars to align the telescopes computer to the celestial sphere. Once aligned we use the app to pick our stars, galaxies , planet and so on to observe. I dub this fantastic app “the amateur astronomers best friend”.

- Best app out there

I use this app every time Head to the desert. Sitting by the campfire and looking at the stars, it never fails someone will ask what star is that? This app has them all and stunning photos of the stars, planets, and amazing galaxies.

- Amazing

This app has brought me and my kids a new outlook at the stars and planets that surround us... it has gotten us so interested that we recently bought a telescope!! And this app makes it star gazing a breeze, enjoyable and exciting!!

- It's amazing!

I've had this app for years. Hadn't used it in a while. It has been updated massively! It is now amazing!!! It's ridiculously easy to use. It's very cool. I haven't written a review in ages, but everyone should experience this. It's gorgous!

- Include GPS support

Awesome app. I use in the airplane where my iPad is connected to a WAAS enabled Bluetooth GPS receiver that knows my position within a few feet, and sends this info to the iPad or iPhone. Dev team, please get your app to use this info, it is a pain to enter LAT/LONG, especially when moving at 500 mph.

- Hard to beat

This is simply a great app. Easy/intuitive to use. Everything you need. Points you right to whatever you ask it to find (planet, constellation, deep sky object). Go for it.

- Re-engage the stellar teachings

This has been a tool for re-engaging the archaic relationship with the heavens in my life. Let’s know where we are in the universe. The patterns of the stars once guided the life of our species. Tapping into this field of knowledge is a revival of the life of the human soul.

- Great app

This thing will point out about everything up there I can’t go over board they might start charging for every thing it gives you

- I've learned so much from this app.

Easy to use very intuitive. It's with me by my side while observing. It's a good talking point with friends that are with me. No problem recommending this to others.

- Amazeballs

I can’t tell you how awesome this is. It will enthrall the nerd in you, no matter how small it is. It will amaze friends, strangers, and children. Genuinely, I’ve never been happier with an app purchase in my whole life. No ads, just amazeballs.

- Dependable

GoSkyWatch has been in my back pocket for years. I’ve built a temporal-spatial mental database of our little solar system and now enjoy chasing new constellations and guide stars through the urban haze. This is a must-have app.

- Go sky watch is great!

I use this app all the time and love how it’s so easy. I’m always getting asked about it by others around watching me blurt out planet locations like I’m smart or something.

- Excellent app! I use it frequently... OK almost daily!

Has many features than most amateur astronomers would not want or need (e.g., traditional constellations from multiple cultures) but they do serve to foster a greater interest in stargazing among others. Back to mention my latest appreciation for GoSkyWatch: tracking NEOWISE! My biggest quibble with this: it lacks a “make the freakin clouds go away!!!” button. One of these nights I hope to finally be able to image Comet NEOWISE.

- Great app! Camera AR would make it better.

So far I love the app and have used it to spot the NEOWISE comet. The only thing I can think of that would make the app better is camera AR. That way you could see exactly where the star, comet, etc. is in the sky.

- Great app

This app is very well done. I use it to all the time for astrophotography planning. It is very easy and convenient to use. My only request would be that they add more deep space objects but all the major targets are there. All and all good stuff.

- Anytime Anyplace

I travel to many places in the world and it is so enjoyable to find my way around the sky from different places on a clear night.

- Best app I've used so far!!

I've downloaded like 5 of these apps and I've found this is the most useful one. I always use it when I go out with my telescope!

- The BEST!

Easy to use, very informative and beautifully crafted! I use it for astro photography and education. Many apps are either too technical or oversimplified. This is the one with the best balance for me.

- Awesome easy to use app

5 star easy to use. Locates everything I’m looking for except the international space station (hint hint developers) :-) Love the app. Fun and easy to use with the kids.

- Stars app

It is a really cool app you can see every thing that we have discovered and you can see through the earth and it also shows north south and east yes I am a kid

- Love this for star-hopping

Use this app at my telescope. Like the ability to zoom and scroll to where I am looking, and find it really useful for star-hopping.

- My favorite app

This is by far my favorite app on my phone. It has helped me to understand my place in the cosmos and how I am moving within it! The very best.

- Still the best

Others might be fancier, but this app is still the best I’ve used. Intuitive, no scammy ads, great time-control features.

- Love this App!!

I’ve been using this app for several years. The information gained is wonderful! Highly recommend it!

- Awesome start app

I haven't used this app a ton but it is super intuitive and had great controls and settings. To won't regret getting it

- Easy for even the clueless amateur I am

This is the best app for stars and star watching. It's full of different settings and Info. The newest upgrade wat impressive! It's great.

- Love this app!!

My go-to when I am trying to identify something or trying to find something

- Works well.

Has everything you need, nothing you don't.

- love the app but

...every time i reset my phone (about once a year) its impossible to find the app to re-download it. Goskywatch is not categorized under stars, stargazing, star watching or even “sky”. So it always takes me 10 minutes to remember the un-memorable name of the app. Which apparently isnt searchable in the app store unless we all remember the apps name.

- Sleep over hit!!!

This app entertained and educated a group of 8 year old boys for hours!! Took their minds off of the coyotes howling in the distance too!!

- Night sky.

Pretty awesome to be able to point my phone and be informed about night sky phenomena. Thanks for a great app.

- Love It!

This is a great app that I use for personal use and teaching. The graphics are a big bonus too

- Beautiful Stars

Loving all the knowledge packed into this app. It is wonderful to sit and enjoy all the different Constellations and Clusters etc. I recommend this to all stargazers.

- The kids love it

Great app. We use it on camping trips and backyard evenings with the kids. Love all the features. Great way to learn about the stars!

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- Best simple star gazing app ever!

It must be over 8 years since I downloaded this app, and this is still my favourite. I love the way the constellations are overlaid over the stars, and the info I can pull up is great.

- It's ok for most uses but…

…it becomes a bit antiquated, since there are not many changes coming through. It's also not clear how I can change the view. I'm somehow stuck on the "circular view", which I must've triggered somehow, and I can't fathom how to change it back. It'd be nice if the app could consider local weather so that it'd better tell me what I see and what not.

- Potentially fab

Love the detail, and all the features HOWEVER i often have a difficult time syncing it to my local coordinates... can be off by many degrees.....

- Best planetarium app

Used many planetarium apps. GoSkyWatch remains my favourite. I teach beginners and within a minute they are virtual night sky experts. The Wikipedia link is ingenious. It is so easy to find anything in the night sky. Just type in the name and follow the arrow. I also attach it to my smaller telescopes with a phone mount creating a GOTO capability for them. Great trick for finding comets! The support for this app is also first class. Dr Ken Secretary Brisbane Astronomical Society Australia.

- Lifebeyond

I down loaded this app years ago. I still use it. Love it!

- Go sky watch

Very good app

- Unreal

I don't usually write reviews but this one deserves one. This app is unbelievable how detailed it is. It can have you intrigued for hours. I consider myself a novice to intermediate stargazer as I've only been serious about it for a year or two but all the info you want is so easy to get. Night mode helps preserve my night vision and I can find out stuff with one hand. It is actually so cool now covet my iPhone and I feel like a kid again with a secret device that can do anything. Seriously, cool is all I can say. Best app I ever seen. Even my wife who doesn't care for astronomy was blown away and saying "Wow!!!". So glad I took a chance on this one!

- Top of the lot

Out of the 15 astronomy programs available, this app offers a streamlined user friendly interface with instinctual controls. The depth of material it covers it's fantastic, incorporating all the best features of astronomy programs into one. The red light mode is a great option which only one other app current has, when your out doing night viewing very handy

- Underwhelmed

I'm amazed this has such overwhelmingly positive views. I bought the app a long time ago, and thought it was okay, but IMO there are much better astronomy apps on the App Store, including SkySafari 3 and Sky Walk. Stellarium would be another option, although I've not tried it for iPad (only iPod Touch and Mac). I can just see a lot of people paying the money for this app based on all the 5 star reviews, and not realizing there are better and sometimes cheaper alternatives. This is looking very outdated. The graphics are heavily pixelated when you zoom in, and the way of selecting points of interest, by sliding them into the circle, rather than just touching them, is awkward.

- Snappy and easy to use

GoSkyWatch Planetarium seems to work quite well on the iPhone. It is responsive and quite easy to use. There are a few minor gripes that I have - for starters, since when is the "Sun" a planet. I think it would be more appropriate if the Sun and the other planets were classified as "Solar System" objects rather than under "Planet". Secondly, what's happened to the moon - it is a fairly prominent naked-eye object but it doesn't appear in the maps? i.e. there does not appear to be any option to view the moon or its phases.

- One of the oldest and best iPhone sky-watching apps

I bought GoSkyWatch Planetarium at the very beginning, when it was over $25, and I never regretted the purchase. The controls are simple and effective, allowing any user to pick it up and figure out how to drive it within moments. It's a constant companion whenever I look up at the night sky - which is every chance I get!

- Cool app

I'm new to star gazing and have tried a few apps to help me understand what i'm looking at in the sky. This is by far the most superior app, it's simple and easy to understand with a "point and shoot" interface. It provides good detail on every cosmic object in the skye visible to the eye. Would highly recommend to anyone needing a solid star gazing app.

- Sir john maxwell Stonham

The music is simply wonderful, you will find many kinds of music for every mood, both of Which you know and that you may never listened to before, local, National, from many Country's around the world, you may be thinking of the words and not know the title. This is where you can put it all together. I commend this.

- Osama

Fantastic program. All the basic informations and more, and I love what I call the time machine. You can go back into history or go into the future . I can not praise it enough well done. And yes i have been responsible for over 15 downloads from family and friends through recommondations

- One of those apps you need to have

This app just takes the iPhone to another level. I have always been interested in astronomy but until now it was a little difficult to know what you were looking at - problem solved

- Go sky watch

Fantastic idea. I have learnt more with this app than any other book or computer program. So intuitive and user friendly. Definitely better on the iPad than the phone. Larger screen makes life much easier.

- simple suggestions for the next version

a responsive program, but could be improved. In the southern hemisphere, the moon appears upside down. The direction setting defaults to north in the northern hemisphere, and south in the southern hemisphere. But it is not clear how to get it to initially face west before you start using the accelerometer. And also call crux the southern cross (why not have both choices), for pete's sake.

- Mr.

When I look for a DSO the app scouts around the sky to find it & it's sometimes confusing where this position actually is. I have an iPod Touch & therefore no compass! If I skim to the direction marker I lose the object. What'd be nice is telescope control like SkyVoyager but that's probably another whole story to implement. My favourite object of late NGC 6744 dosen't appear to be listed - but these are minor gripes in a great little app.

- Night sky revealed

An educational app. Very versatile settings. Easy to use and VERY accurate with the pin pointing of objects. I'm now able to easily point out night sky objects I had always heard about. Thank you to the makers for an excellent effort.

- Seems broken

For some reason, what was my favourite app, one of the first I installed when I got my first iPhone, is now broken - only shows a target an what might be the constellation I'm point it at. What the blazes has happened?

- Watch the universe in bliss!

Every time I use this app while star gazing I find myself staring at the night sky for hours... Ive just come inside from watching for 2 & a half hrs... & only because the sun rose! An amazing app, easy to use as well as informative! LOVE!!!

- Very happy

Took a short while to get the hang of it but after that I couldn't shut it down. I'm starting to look at the night sky in a whole different light now that I'm learning my way around it.

- Night Navigation Awareness

As a Training & Checking Captain I try to inspire flight crew to seek excellence in their flying & navigating. GoSkyWatch has enabled me to help pilots use the sky at night to assist with orientation an confirmation that their navigation is going as planned. We can learn so much from nature.

- Love this app

I think I've tried all the stargazing apps and this is the best so far. I've used this to set up telescopes but it would be great if the north and south celestial point could be embedded as a quick reference. It's the only negative to this great app. Thanks

- Tried almost everything and this is the best one

I had tried almost every single skywatching apps and this is the best one ever. Recommended to many friends already.

- Amazing detail

This application is extremely easy to use. The raw data provided on both stars and deep sky objects is staggering. The ability to simulate the passage of time is also an excellent feature.

- Perfect

GSW was one of the first apps that I bought back in 2008 and is the only sky program I have. What else can I say? It's always been great and keeps getting better with every little update!

- Very Impressive!! A great purchase!!

This app is great when you're outside and looking in the sky. Gives great info and is responsive and surprisingly accurate. Easy to use with a slick interface. Fantastic.

- Look into the universe

I've only just bought this app and I do enjoy it  It's visuals are crystal clear and it gives you what the planet, star or galaxy is called along with the zodiac signs and other symbolic groups of stars. I'd definitely recommend buying this. 

- GoSkyWatch

The one feature that I really like is the ability to vary the magnitude from eye sight to telescope. Second would be the red light feature. One feature that I would like is to be able to change the sensitivity to finger or iPad movement?

- With 4.2 this app is pressive

The program is a little skittish and some damping would be great when selecting an object to "look at". A magic way of identifying many objects. Targeting is a little off but this appears to be a GPS issue. Apart from the above it is a must have for a learner like me.

- Spot on

Clear display, does what it says, easy to use yet highly informative. Doesn't name an object until the "sight" is placed over it which leaves the screen uncluttered.

- Amazing!!

This is such a brilliant app to have! Most of the time I don't even need a telescope. Even if I'm using one, this app makes it so easy to spot what I'm trying to find! Definitely worth every penny!!

- Absolutely brilliant

This app keeps me entertained and educated for the last few weeks, I turn it on every night when stars are visible. Telescope is a waste of money comparing to this app

- Skywatchers

This app is really great. I am not really familiar with all the star constellations so this really makes looking at the universe and night sky quite fabulous. Definitely worth getting! Five stars (pardon the pun) from me.

- Lucky from Australia

Accurate: 100% I just started using it getting use to it, but WOW!! I highly recommend this for us Aussies and everyone else!!!!! Thanks for making this App!

- Go sky watch

This is a great app, easy to use, informative and educational. I have recommend it to many people and all have thanked me for the reference. Cheap @ twice the price.

- This app is awesome.

Poitioning can be a little off but using the moon as reference you can adjust how you hold the phone to make everything line up

- Stars? Maybe not

This app did everything I bought it for with just a little extra to make it flashy.

- Go SkyWatch

Brilliant! I use this with my classes of 8 to 10 year olds to show them that the sky is full of stars and planets all the time - not just at night! My favorite app.

- Fantastic!

Wonderful app! As easy to use as they say. Just as pretty and meaningful as expected. Would love to see orbit data like ISS and HST. Tilt navigation is a little diddly, but I am getting used to it. :) Worth every dollar!

- Whoa...

This app is amazing, I was so scared I might have wasted my money but when I opened the app I was shocked, this is the highest amount of money I've ever spent on an application and ill never regret it, this is wonderful

- There coming

Very easy to use, great to see what you are looking at keep up the good work many thanks 10 out of 10

- Excellent

Very fast, easy to use and excellent interface. Although the inclusion of moon phases and more info about objects would be fantastic. I hope to see this in future versions. But so far well done, a great bit of kit!

- Great for kids

My kids and I got a big thrill out of this app. Point to the sky and learn. Good clean cheap fun! Still learning about it, but very good even at a basic level

- Brilliant!

This is perfect for an aspiring amateur astronomer, really helps you find you place in the universe. Easy to learn controls and some absolutely fantastic additions. Truly a must have!

- Sky watch app

This app is fantastic for the first time ever I saw saturn tonight through my telescope using this app to locate it! Extremely easy to use just point and shoot

- Go Sky Planetarium

An excellent programme. I used the digital compass setting and identified Mars and Saturn easily. I had a problem with time zones and emailed support and had the correct answer the same day.

- Just the thing for a bout of insomnia

It is somehow quite joyous to put a name to all those celestial bodies that I have long admired on my night walks. A beautiful app that does a great job. Thanks to the team.

- Great app

Love this app. Works really well on the iPhone 4. Just point it at the sky and it instantly shows you what is there. Fantastic resource for any one with a fascination for the sky.

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- Starships

Fun to use and watching my work.

- Great

The app is really comprehensive, easy to use and intuitive.

- Best Night Sky App I’ve Come Across

I love this app. I recommend it to anyone and everyone with an iOS device.

- Junk. Doesn’t work

Got this just to find comet neowise. It could not even find the 4 compass points. Pisses me off that I’m ripped off now.

- Clear sky 24/7

Excellent tool for the amateur sky watcher. I have the app on my iphone8 and my ipad. It would be nice to add the center of the galaxie as a reference point.

- Best app

This is best app ever

- Stellar

Cosmic beings

- Awesome educational and entertainment app!

Easy to use all over the world! Just connect to wi-fi to calibrate and locate

- Beautiful App

Great app that works great to teach you about the night sky. App has worked well for years and is well worth supporting. Likely my favourite app of all time.

- Manitoba


- Great app very educational

Really enjoyed learning astronomy

- Mouvement

Plus capable d’avoir le mouvement avec le déplacement de mon cellulaire ????

- Goskywatch

Needs a legend to explain what some of the info means

- Simply the best

It is the best app on my phone. And now that I have the iPhone 4 with compass it works even better. I don't need to carry my star charts anymore

- Great potential, terrible stability

I bought this app to compare with Starmap. It has a beautiful interface, and the smoothest, most polished animation I've seen on an iPhone app. The app also makes the best use of the accelerometer, giving you portrait and landscape modes and every angle in between. However, there are two big downsides. The first is the lack of any deep sky objects in the database. The second downside is that the app is totally unstable, crashing within moments no matter what I tried doing: finding my location, looking up a star or planet, changing an option... In moments each session the app would crash. Luckily, those two big problems are solvable. Minor issues surround the implementation of Night Mode, where menus still appear in full white-light brightness, and the lack of differentiation in lookup lists to show what objects in the list are currently visible and what are not - a great timesaver when trying to bring people's attention to objects in real-time. I think the app shows great potential, and I'll likely keep both this one and Starmap on my iphone, but for now only Starmap is on the reliable list.

- Cool app

Really cool app, a little inaccurate on the aiming, but I don't expect much living in Atlantic Canada...

- Bloody awful

No matter what we did on our iPhone 5 the real stars and moon were way off from the screen. Just gave up. Sad for such an otherwise nice app

- Blown away!

I've only had it for a day, but so far the experience has been very satisfying. The interface is beautiful to look at, fairly intuitive and efficient. I love having such rich content at my fingertips... Now I can't wait to get an iPad to see even more! Great app!!

- Perfect

This app makes me want to stand outside in -15 C weather. Well done

- 2 thumbs up

This app is very awesome. The night sky is even more amazing!

- Good

Very interesting program and worth the money

- Just amazing!

One of my favs..very easy to navigate within the app

- Fish pond

Excellent app. Realistic and entertaining.

- Great App

Totally worth the 5.99 very accurate up here in Vancouver and fun to play with the many options.

- Impressionnnant!!!!

Si javais eu cet outil pendant toute ces nuits de jeunesse ou jai admiré ces etoiles... Je serais un peu plus connaissant de lunivers!

- Pilot

Outstanding app. Data is easy to find and understand. IF possible it would be great to amplify the SUN page to include Beginning & End of Civil/ Nautical/ Astronomical Twilights? i.e. BCT & ECT, etc. Cheers!

- Stellar!

This astronomy app is simply superb. There's nothing better than sitting outside on a clear night with my two children looking at the sky identifying planets and stars with ease. Especially on a cold Canadian night when setting up the telescope is not feasible. With GoSoftWorks being a Canadian developer it made my decision in buying this inexpensive app that much easier. The promise of future free updates/upgrades for original purchasers is also a nice touch. For a future update I would like to see the inclusion of meteor showers and named comet identifications. I purchased GoSatWatch as well and is equally great. Nice work!

- Great App

Great application. Good choice.

- GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Je suis astronome amateur. Je fais de photos du ciel profond et des planètes avec un télescope et une caméra CCD. Je cherchais une application sur mon iPod Touch qui me permettrait de planifier mes soirées d'astronomie (visibilité de l'objet à mon endroit d'observation, sa localisation dans le ciel, l'information complète sur l'objet ...) ainsi qu'une utilisation sur le site d'observation (affichage en couleur rouge pour ne pas altérer la sensibilité de l'oeil dans le noir). Cette application est vraiment fonctionnelle et très facile d'utilisation. Elle permet de très bien visualisé la position de l'objet à photographier à l'heure précis d'observation (Nord, Sud, Est, Ouest, près du Zénith ou de l'horizon ...). Elle affiche aussi une image de l'objet. Le seul point faible que je lui trouve est qu'elle contient seulement 219 objets du ciel profond (110 objets du catalogue Messier et 109 du catalogue Caldwell).

- Cool tool for a fool

I find this app a great tool to reach my kids and find stars and planets for my interests. My dad says it's cheating.

- iTunes

I love iTunes, it's so convenient, songs download very quickly 😄

- Amazing

Amazing apps very useful!

- Clear skies

This app is super to find new stars or confirm the heavenly bodies you think you know. I have shown this app to many people at work who have gone and downloaded for themselves.

- Would recommend to a friend!

This app provides you with accurate and reliable information about the placement of stars and constellations, as well as good visuals of the pictures of selected objects. A pro about this app is that it is very easy and self explanatory to use. A con about this app is that this version costs $5.59 to purchase so it is not an inexpensive app to buy. However, this app is very good for the money you are paying. I would recommend this app to a friend if they were looking for a good star identification app.

- Friendly, helpful and accurate

I really like it. Help me to figure out where to find the Quadrantids meteor shower super fast in the middle of a very harsh winter morning, and my daughter and I could just place our chairs, cover ourselves with a thick blanket and enjoy the show. Also shows us all the planets, stars and galaxies around.

- Gateway to the stars

Great stargazing app for identifying constellations, planets & more. Easy & fun to use. Perfect for the backyard or around a campfire.

- Wonderful!

Simply put; this is an amazing app. It works so well and there seems to always be another fun feature just waiting to be found. Highly recommended.

- Works well for this amateur

Having used this app both in city with lots of light pollution and at cottage with very little light pollution we are hooked on viewing the night sky and this app has been almost perfect. The red night view and green reference view work perfectly. Would like to see star and planet labels even larger as that is the only drawback that I can think of right now.

- Great app

Really enjoy this app. Has tons of features.

- Best astronomy app ever

Despite it's silly name it remains the best astronomy app ever. Kudos to the developers.

- Everything you want

The perfect app for amateur and serious stargazers. Intuitive and quick to learn. The quick link to Wikipedia to get more detail on major objects is ingenius, and using the accelerometer is like having labels in the sky as you move about. I only wish at my age I could adjust the font size a bit larger. A SUPER BUY! Without a doubt the best stargazing app ever.

- The best tool for showing others the great things in the night sky

Best astronomy app. And it's of course Canadian!!!!!!!

- Primary Source for today's sky

I always use this app to see what's happening up there!

- This is a great program!

Whether you are new to astronomy or a seasoned stargazer, this app provides you with all the most useful tools and information you need when out there under the great vault of the heavens. The tools are very intuitive and user friendly, the graphics are clear and precise, which is a wonderful feature that is often overlooked in other astronomy apps. My only wish for this program would be the ability to see the moons when you click on the planets. I feel sure that this will come soon because I feel that the creators of this app have thought out everything else very well indeed! It is well worth the very small price asked for this program!

- Great app!


- Nice inaccurate app.

Very nice app but it's seriously inaccurate on location and aiming.

- Great app to learn about astronomy

Easy to use, works great.

- Très intéressant

Je suis sur le balcon de l'hôtel a kalamata et je m'amuse

- Best app ever, man.


- Not that accurate

It draws the stars OK but not exactly where I'm pointing at

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- Great app

This is a great app for photographers who want to know where the stars are in the sky from your location.

- Wonderful app

I love keeping track of the planets and constellations and this app makes it easy to do so

- Astronomy buff

Love what you do👏👏👏👏— you make it possible for me to look forward to splendid star-gazing nights!! thank you!!🥰🥰🥰

- Puts you in space

GoSkyWatch is the best astronomy app out there, period. It brings the universe all around you.

- Awesome and so fun!

I frequently use this and goisswatch. Dependable app. We have learned quite a bit. Definitely fun!

- Excellent app

The best app in using the gyroscope in the iPhone. Have been using it for years now.

- Just really great

This is just one of those apps that’s not expensive and is priceless

- Absolutely amazing!

Let’s me know my place in God’s awesome universe. This app allows me to explore His creation like nothing else!

- Old version much better

Says wrong location at top of ap, I went here 3 years ago. I used to be able to point at bright stars and find the planets. Calibration seems off .

- One star

Has nothing to do with the quality of this app, which I suspect may be quite good, but only reflects the incessant nagging for a review since before I even got a chance to use it. Hopefully it will get them off my back for now until I can give a more honest review.

- Awesome star watching

This is a great app and you can map the constellations on a clear night!! Love it

- Love it!

No need to wonder what is above your head in space, now you know.

- Astronomy made easy

It is so easy to use, to find stars, to identify planets, it is wonderful.

- This AP is Great!!!

Best app I have ever owned! I have had it fo years and love it whenever I am outside and not working.

- Freakin awesome

Very easy to use Highly recommend

- Fantastic

This is the perfect app for late night star watching

- Love this app telling me what I’m seeing in the night sky

Excellent for stargazers

- Must get

This app is just incredible

- Personal Star Guide

Amazing app for looking at the stars and learning about planets

- Great

As a space exploration nut, I highly recommend this App!

- Best star app

Adjusts easily to see planets/ stars at different times & intensities

- Amazing

This app is the best for answering the question: what star is that. It's great for first dates too!

- Nice app

Very easy easy to use for a 70 yr old like me.

- Star names

I like that the app includes Arabic star names. They are so lovely and poetic.

- Outstanding

Wonderful tool for everyone that skywatches the heavens.!!!!!

- Great Sky with GoSky

Great application for your phone. Worth every dime!

- Random crashes

Problems with both phone and iPad. Looks like it is not being tested with latest iOS updates

- Pay money. Get an app that doesn’t always work with iPhone gyro

Also navigation is non-intuitive—really bad UI design. Don’t spend your money on this.

- Great resource!

Easy to use, clear, concise!

- GoSkyWatch

Simply the best app for identifying stars planets etc easily.

- Great app!

Love this app. Great way to learn about our galaxy.

- Dave O.

It really helps me find the best places to look for the desired objects.

- Great App

Use it with my GoTo to find objects to observe...what an assistant.

- Great app!

Very educational! Lots of fun

- Don’t use iTunes

Found it to be frustrating to transfer files from iPhone to Mac

- Voice identity

Be nice in addition to planets, voice identity be used on other major celestials. Maybe eventual constellation an features of the region of the sky ur now looking at !!!!

- Poor ease of use

Poor ease of use. Doesn’t easily update location

- Great star gazing software!


- Best app

This is by far the best sky app!!!!

- Very useful app!


- Great App for Astronomy

Best Astronomy app on the planet.

- One of my favorite apps!

The picture is fixed. It don’t rotate. Grrrrrrr

- Gazin...

So great a teaching tool...love it...

- Awesome

Great app

- Great App!

Awesome app!

- A


- Love it!

I Love it

- Dopeness

It’s hella dope

- Love it.

Love it.

- Dr


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GoSkyWatch Planetarium (Version 9.4) Install & Download

The applications GoSkyWatch Planetarium was published in the category Navigation on 2019-01-31 and was developed by GoSoftWorks [Developer ID: 284980815]. This application file size is 98.89 MB. GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Navigation app posted on 2020-08-09 current version is 9.4 and works well on IOS 9.3 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.gosoftworks.goskywatch

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