GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Guide to the Night Sky

***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event ***** 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.

***** 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 Guide to the Night Sky App Description & Overview

The applications GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Guide to the Night Sky was published in the category Navigation on 2008-07-11 and was developed by GoSoftWorks. The file size is 96.35 MB. The current version is 8.1 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

- iPad Pro support
- iOS 9.1 updates
- Time lapse control bug fix
- Comet updates

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GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Guide to the Night Sky Reviews


Just point it at the sky  d723  5 star

This is exactly the thing I always wished I had. Just point it at the sky and it tells you what you're looking at. Ever see a bright star and wonder if it's a planet? Now my iPhone can tell me. Augmented reality for the stars. Awesome.


Off the Grid and Works Great  TLKMEK  5 star

In the middle of the Tuamotu Archipelago without any cell or data and it worked fantastically well. I did need to manually enter my lat/long which I was able to fetch from my camera.

Medical translate

Awesome!!!!  Medical translate  5 star

Love this app - easy and fun to use! Such a great app for the kids (and adults too)!!!! Wow!


Wonderful  RVinSoul  5 star

Have used this for years. Still great.


Amazing  gejsen  5 star

It works flawlessly on my 6s+, a really great app.

Billy's Bob

GoSkyWatch  Billy's Bob  1 star

Very clunky when it comes to north, east, south and west. Calibration does not stay on but for a half second, therefore north, south, east and west are off, sometimes by 180 degrees! It worked fine until I made upgrades.


Inspiring!  rockgennaro  5 star

After showing my granddaughter Jupiter in the night sky with your app, she began to look for and find all of the plants in our solar system! She was giddy with enthusiasm. What I thought would be a nice 5 minute moment with my granddaughter quickly spiraled into a 20 minute, real time experience of our solar system! Priceless!


Fun and Educational!  RobMSF  5 star

This is a great app! It can definitely teach you a lot about the night sky.

Chess player 2016

Very nice app for planets and star gazing  Chess player 2016  5 star

Very nice app for planets and star gazing.


Awesome AP  BOILERMAKER616  5 star

This is always entertaining to your party. I just wish I knew Greek names to star clusters.


Cool App Great Price!  TrueNBlue  5 star

I use this app to help my children, grandchildren, and students get interested in life - bigger than the moment. It is great it can identify the constellations, the planets, and etc. and voice identifies the planets, too. I am low vision and cannot see much in a telescope lense, but gave away my telescope when I got his app. Thanks for the product!


Satisfied  SuperJoe7  5 star

I've had this app for years now. I've always been very happy with it.

Real person #5465L

Stupendous  Real person #5465L  5 star

I love this app. I've used it for years. Still the best one I've seen. Everyone's jealous when I use it. A+

Steve Schuchman

Goskywatch  Steve Schuchman  5 star

Great program .A lot of information .Easy to use .


Excellent for this new dabbling astronomer  9T146  5 star

Never studied much in the way of astronomy. Picked the basic constellations etc along the way but there is way more out there. Used my new telescope to see Jupiter and Saturn for the first time, thanks to this app.

Mark Veau

Great App  Mark Veau  5 star

Love this app! Very accurate!


Best app ever  Nbenadom  5 star

This app is a total lifesaver for me as an astrophotographer. It helps me plan nighttime photo shoots by letting me know where constellations are going to be on certain nights and even if the moon's light will be a factor by showing its position in the sky.


Not always accurate  Pcajfa  2 star

I have this on an iPad and iPhone. They don't agree. I know where south is and it tells me it is northeast. Used to be very accurate. Not sure what has happened. It asks to calibrate and still is inaccurate and neither apparatus agrees.


Informative and fun  Hik'enMike  4 star

I really enjoy this app. I'm not into astronomy but I do like to gaze at the stars and various "structures" in the heavens. I've learned a fair amount about the locations of planets and seasons of the sky. This app gives me just enough to study a little but more if I want to go deeper/further into what's out there ... Would recommend this for kids and junior astronomers.


Dependable  geowulf  4 star

I've used this app for years and have found it to be reliable in all parts of the world.

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