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!

SkyView® - Explore the Universe App Tips, Tricks and Rules

SkyView® - Explore the Universe Reviews


Awesome app. But Where’s Comet 46p!? And meteor showers?  Cavaunt  4 star

Really love this app but why doesn’t it show comet 46p? Also I swear it used to show the general location of the sky from where meteor showers emanate, but can’t find that now. Nevertheless I really love this app.


Missing important objects  werDewoh  1 star

The brightest comment in years is visible in the next week or two. This app has no clue about it. 👎🏻


Fantastic  grandmadonuts  5 star

A great way to enjoy the night sky.


Disappointed  Whforbes  1 star

I’m very disappointed with this app, it will not calibrate and will not let me manually calibrate. iPhone Max XS.


Cruise disappointment  SoCalguy333  2 star

I tried to use this on a Caribbean cruise. Even though i had access to latitude & longitude. The app doesn’t allow entry. We stopped at Jamaica. The app lists 3 cities to choose on Jamaica but not the one we landed at. Any way, a big disappointment.


Amazing App  Kodiakteddybear  5 star

This is truly an amazing app! Suggestion, I’d be willing to pay for a feature that tracks celestial events such as Comets & meteor showers. Could this be possible?


SkyView Rocks  Rfj5150  5 star

The best application in the interverse. A must have!

Old Man Farmer

Fun  Old Man Farmer  5 star

I like this app, I down loaded it while in a area with out any light pollution and it was amazing what you could see. Cannot believe all the space junk up there though! Fun to see all the satellites and the space station.


Issues  Lawwife8  3 star

I love this app! But it seems lately it needs to be calibrated/corrected. Everything is way off. When I’m looking at the moon, I have to aim my phone almost in the opposite direction for the app to show the moon. Needs to be fixed. But otherwise this app is awesome!!

Austin is music

Could not be Better!  Austin is music  5 star

Have watched the Skys for 50 years, but in the last few have been watching with the Grandsons. SkyView makes it a joy for all of us. Simple for the old hands and newcomers alike to stay interested and learn of totally new observations. Recommend to anyone!

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  Greatappsnapsavebla  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! 🛸🚀🔭


Due for an update  gaucij  3 star

iPhone X Support would be fantastic to leverage the whole screen. Thanks

Nicolette Chalhoub

Extraordinary  Nicolette Chalhoub  5 star

This is without a doubt, the most extraordinary app I have ever downloaded. It's freakin' awesome.


Love it here in Hawaii  Lagrive333  5 star

Can't wait to use it on our barge in France. It works like a dream. Continues to be the best of the best Used it on the barge as well as on our Lanai in Hawaii facing due east. A totally invaluable tool.

daniela lm

No longer works after the update  daniela lm  1 star

It worked great and then there was an update the cost more and it stopped working

Kolee Marie

Love this app  Kolee Marie  5 star

Love this app!


Good App last updated 1 yr ago  CaptainSzyd  4 star

Fun application and have shared with friends. Last update was a year ago so wondering if it's being monitored by the developer.


Wow  Lilmschevious  4 star

One of the best apps around. Very educational

Joni Joy

I would love more information on where the satellite originate. But I adore this app!!!  Joni Joy  5 star


Princess Polymer

Crazy Fun  Princess Polymer  5 star

I have had more fun with this app than I can say, and I’m a mom with grown kids. Found out about this app while at the beach. Still enjoying it at home. Night vision filter is helpful. I’ve found Space Station, planets, stars and even space junk aka rocket bodies. Don’t care for sound track. Wish I could set my own. Highly recommend to everyone. My 20 year old wishes he had this as a help to get through his high school astronomy class. GET this app! You won’t be disappointed.


Amazing App! One suggestion  Woooooooooooooowwwww  5 star

I really fell in love with SkyView. It makes it so easy to learn about what I'm looking at in the night sky. There's one thing I think could make the app even better: Currently the only way to look at a specific object in the sky through the app is to point and orient your device so it is facing that object, like the camera. But sometimes I would like to search around the sky without waving my phone in crazy directions, like if I'm lying in bed and want to pan over to what's under the horizon. I think it would be great to add a feature that lets you pan across the sky without needing to move your phone, so it is not oriented by the gyroscope. The view can stay at a constant zoom level, but being able to learn the stars without having to always point in that direction would be tremendously more convenient. This could be an option that you can switch on or off to keep the integrity of the original application as well. Please consider. Thanks for a wonderful contribution to the world!

lori in las vegas

Space Junk  lori in las vegas  4 star

I love the app, but with the upgraded version I have all this space junk. I can keep the satellites off or do you consider them one and the same? This app should separate the two as options. I was thinking about the latest satellite offering, but not with the other space junk.


Fun and informative  PattyJ007  5 star

I’m definitely an amateur stargazer but I love this app! Easy to view, even indoors. Fascinating to see where satellites and planets are and to learn a few more constellations.


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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