SkyView® - Explore the Universe

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SkyView® brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more!

Over 1.7 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.”

"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.


• 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!

SkyView® - Explore the Universe App Description & Overview

The applications SkyView® - Explore the Universe was published in the category Education on 2010-12-10 and was developed by Terminal Eleven LLC. The file size is 89.10 MB. The current version is 3.5.1 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

Dear Stargazer,

This release of SkyView addresses a few, small bugs regarding our widget view in iOS 10.

Happy Stargazing!

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SkyView® - Explore the Universe Reviews

Jade jag

Amazing App  Jade jag  5 star

I’ve used this app for years and it just keeps getting better.


Does not work with new iOS  ThatEricGuy12  1 star

I used to love this app, then I got a iPhone XS.. doesn’t work.


I love this app!  Mrs.MLEM  5 star

I can’t wait to teach my son and his friends about the stars. Something that our schools didn’t teach them very good. It is easy to use and really will be nice to use daily.


I love SkyView  787JJS  5 star

This is one of my favorite apps for camping, boating, etc. every time I get it out I’m amazed by the well done interface and the massive database of info. My only request would be to add the ability to tell the app where I am with a Latitude and Longitude rather than just by the nearest city. I am often using it at very remote locations and I can’t always get it oriented just right since I can’t give it precise enough location info. Otherwise it’s phenomenal. Keep updating!


Planetarium  Macrelmar  5 star

It’s like having my own planetarium! Fascinating 💕


Best Astronomy App  Pixiem3  5 star

I’ve used this app for years now and I’ll never stop using it. It is definitely the best star gazing app I’ve seen. I love that it gives facts about every object in the solar system. It is also cool that it can show where objects will be at what time and date. It is always on point with the sky and the objects line up perfectly. I love it, five stars!


Star struck  jaxT1964  5 star

Best app I have ever put on my phone. I can spend hours soaking up the information you provide. I love this app!!!!!


App needs to update for Apple Watch io5  Bc5584  3 star

Love the app and I loved that I could check my watch to see what’s out every night with the times but this no longer works with iOS 5 for Apple Watch. Please update I bought the full version.


An Amazing & Addicting App  butterflydm1978  5 star

This app gives me the ability to explore the night sky without a telescope and it has helped me expand my astrological knowledge in a fun and addicting way. This has been my favorite app for years & I can’t wait to see what they add next.

Lake weather

please update and keep supporting ios  Lake weather  5 star

Please support ios 12 i love this app just a few other features to improve if updated next


SkyView  Bob230985  5 star

Great App - for a star gazing novice this App is brilliant and for someone who is more advanced, there is something for you as well. Excellent for learning about the stars and astronomy. Bob R


Can’t find what I see  JennG22  2 star

Really hard to get it calibrated to actually show me what star or planet I’m seeing with my eyes.

Charger 770

There’s a problem with the SkyView😐  Charger 770  4 star

“Hello” I’m having a problem with SkyView today, every time I click on the same star then I click on Wikipedia starts to freeze and closes itself it’s so strange, I don’t know why is it closing itself when I click on the same star is just so strange, but I don’t know why but it hasn’t be closing itself before when I just brought the SkyView but it’s so strange🤔? Can you please fix SkyView from freezing and closing so I don’t have so I do not get annoyed with SkyView because otherwise I will delete it and by the way please fix it😊?

Circle of 3

Sadly lacking basic search function  Circle of 3  3 star

Easy to point and identify a star or object. Can’t accept address to search for a known address for a star or point in space. Google maps will eat this ap when they include off planet locations.


Best application I’ve ever bought  DanielAUS  5 star

This app is absolutely fantastic. A huge thank you to the developers. It is precise and extremely easy to explore the night sky. It’s so fascinating to see what the stars are called, where the star signs are, identifying planets and even seeing the suns trajectory for the day. Five stars to the developers!


Great app  Thalkyr  5 star

Use this for tracking planets Love it


Does not work on iPhone 8  AnandRavi  1 star

Image is frozen.


Sky view  essendonfan6  5 star

This app is amazing because it shows different constilations and planet, space junk, and even satellites


But disappointed  dinkumdave1  2 star

Have used this app many times over the last few years and have been very pleased with it. But I loaded it on my iPhone 7 and now the planets are not in the right places. It’s not very useful if everything is off. Perhaps there’s away I can recalibrate it. Disappointed. 😕


Best astronomy app!  Jetstream41  4 star

Well worth upgrading to the paid version of this app. So many more brilliant features and preference settings. I use it purely for tracking satellites and find it much better than the Satellites app. Love it! 🛸🚀🔭


Super cool!  JaydenFlamingo  5 star

Shows you where to find all the planets, stars, galaxies, nebulas, and even satellites! Very cool


Doesn’t work with new updates  Seanscythe  1 star

iPhone X, latest update installed. Will not calibrate at all. The viewer is stuck in one position and won’t move. I’ve uninstalled and tested on another phone with same IOS and the same thing. Very disappointed


Good app  macinwizard  5 star

Very good app to help locate sky objects


The best app I’ve ever purchased  .oliveira.  5 star

This app is fantastic. Everything about it is marvelous I always used to appreciate the sky but this made my love for it grow tremendously. I can now locate which planets are which and the bits and pieces of the constellations in the sky when before the app I would only erroneously guess. The app has two modes. One where you download it for free and the other where you pay something like 1.99. Both versions are fantastic. But if you are willing to put some money into this it’s even better. The sky is the TV of the universe (with God as it’s broadcaster) and it’s important that we pay attention to it. Psalm 19:1 “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”



I only paid for this to be able to use on my Apple Watch as the app description stated it was good for. However, it was misleading and does NOT work with the watch.


SkyView  FoxyByte87  5 star

I love skyview. I love star gazing and this app perfectly helps with that. I love that it shows everything you want to see. Even some of the smaller things that aren’t planets like rocket bodies is so interesting. Love the app. 10/10.


Music stopped working  cordelllia  3 star

Not as exciting to use without the ambiance of the music. Stopped playing when enabled. Sigh


Amazing!!!  countrymama712  5 star

This is the best app we’ve used for stargazing!! The kids and I love to look at the sky and find different planets and constellations!


Loving this app  ooba_beatz  5 star

The truth.


Too much junk  Sender1000  1 star

Too much junk getting in way of viewing. Cannot find or view International Space Station with the junk displayed on screen.


Great  Crpur  5 star

Love this app. Just brought a telescope and this app is just perfect for those just starting to learn about our amazing universe

The Retrospective

Must Have  The Retrospective  5 star

Brilliant app! Cleverly designed app and the augmented reality is a big bonus for using this app.


Mesmerising  StillCantThinkOfOne  5 star

This App is possible the best I've ever downloaded. Un-put-downable, and with well-designed interface. I intend to use it for planning Astro photographic projects.

R Kelly93

Brilliant  R Kelly93  5 star

Great app for star gazing and for wondering what out their.


Sav  Justinrami  5 star



Sky App  joeym75  5 star

Brilliant I'm Learnng a lot from this cool little App


Brilliant  JimBob90147  5 star

Extremely detailed and informal, worth the buy. Shows not only planets but space junk such as spent rocket boosters and satellites.

Chovies of the sky

Up up and away!  Chovies of the sky  5 star

Great for anyone with the slightest interest in all things beyond the realms of Earth! Big thumbs up!


Beautiful graphics and sound I love this app  Leedraven  5 star

This is a great app if you like exploring the night sky just have your location services on when using it 5*


Eccellent  Davache  5 star

Love this app especially when outside at night

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