GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

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

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.

* See web site for video demo

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide App Description & Overview

The applications GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide was published in the category Navigation on 2008-07-11 and was developed by GoSoftWorks. The file size is 97.64 MB. The current version is 9.1 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

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Super dank  Jmann734  5 star

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!


Best app I've used so far!!  Idfkyet12345  5 star

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!


Great surprise  mjkeal  5 star

Bought this app years ago on a vacation with great sky views. Five years later still using app all over the country. Great fun. Best app I have purchased!


Best  Bigskymind49  5 star

Just get it.


A great app for space  SpacemanLou  5 star

Whenever I want to know what that star in the sky represents. I pull up this app and it tells me exactly what I'm looking at simply by pointing my phone at its location. The app will even show me the location of planets, nebulas, and zodiacs out of my field of view. A fantastic tool for knowing that which is above us


Great app  MattcoAZ  5 star

My definitive go to app for anything astronomical. Or use it for looking at constellations stars planets. I like the voice over. I just wish there was an easier way to move forward and backwards in time. The three rings are a little cumbersome to figure out. But other than that five stars.


The Best  Tangerineomine  5 star

I've been using this app for years and absolutely love it.


Amazing.  Dallasworley  5 star

Works flawlessly on iPhone 6S Plus. So much fun to use. Very informative and intuitive. One of the best camping apps of all-time. Customizable, enlightening and seamless.


I asked, and Dora told me what I was looking at  BRCBat  4 star

Wow! Really cool app. Right after I opened it, I nonchalantly said, "so, what am I looking at?" And, Dora replied, "Jupiter." Now, that is one app I've got to share!

Lebron 57

GoSkyWatch  Lebron 57  5 star

Good app 8/14/2017

Stevey Stargazer

Exceptional App!!!  Stevey Stargazer  5 star

Love this app! Completely worth the few $ I spent on it years ago. I now always know what I'm looking at in the sky and how to locate planets, meteor showers, and constellations! Best app I have ever purchased!!


Great sky app, more detailed than most  ZeusBAP  5 star

Love it! Worth the small price.


GoSkywatch  wtfnwct  5 star

Amazing little app It does everything you can think of. Coordinates, location, all the bells and whistles. I wish there was clear sky's so I could put it to use. Love the details and the animation of the figures.


Great  Gladi8or  5 star

Excellent app. I rely on it often when outside on a clear night.


Amazing!  NZ4D  5 star

This is an excellent app that makes stargazing even more enjoyable. Works as described and is a lot of fun.

Mister O'Malley

Telescope Must Have!! ⭐️🌑  Mister O'Malley  5 star

Great tool! It is invaluable and accurate. I always take it camping and I use it with our telescopes to align the go-to...Love it.


Compass calibration WAY off lately...  QRK200  3 star

I've loved this app, BUT lately the compass calibration has been way off. Hopefully this is fixed soon, at which point my rating will boost to a 5.


Great App  Blueberry3432  5 star

I love this app, I am minoring in astronomy in college, and it is very nice to have this app for references and knowing what I am looking at in the night sky.


Love this app  SIRHC EROOM  5 star

All the bells and whistles and easy to use, I thoroughly enjoy the app with friends and family I feel like an educated astronomer thank you great job!


Go sky watch broken.  userxtv  4 star

The latest version is frozen. Same screen where ever pointed. Other words unusable. ios 9.3 latest download.

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