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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® App Description & Overview

The applications SkyView® was published in the category Education on 2010-12-10 and was developed by Terminal Eleven LLC. The file size is 80.27 MB. The current version is 3.6 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

Dear Stargazer,

This update supports additional screen sizes and fixes a few bugs.

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SkyView® Reviews


Fantastic App!!!  OCCD2005  5 star

Worth every penny!

southies shaman

5 stars  southies shaman  5 star

Rate app. Have had it for years. My kids and mother in-law love to use it too. Great for hanging outside or inside


For the kids  lowriderlee  5 star

Presented app to neighbors, they feel in love with it, simple to use just amazing , star gazing will never be the same, all children should have this, to be able to gaze at the heavens! WOW


I love it!  WhyamIstilldoingthisthisisdumb  5 star

Honestly, stars have always fascinated me. I didn’t know much about them until I got this app. I even want to be an astronomer now! Super educational and super fun on a starry night.


Wow.  Edward1238895  5 star

One of the best apps I’ve used. I can discover the stars with this.


Flexible View  Ehud'sDad  5 star

I love the option to turn on manual calibration and be able set any date and time for the display so I can show my friends "look what I saw 2 nights ago!" Great app!!


Excellent app  mrebby  5 star

Very easy to use for complete beginners looking at the night sky. I have recommended it to many people, maybe 50+. I got my first telescope 5 years ago and have advanced my knowledge of the sky and my many telescopes. But SkyView is still my go to app when out observing.

E - B

Zero  E - B  1 star

Zero! I enjoyed it for years but it just stopped working a year or more ago. It does nothing now regardless of all my attempts to change it’s settings and to notify it’s source. System won’t allow me to give it zero stars. I’m forced to give one star.


Star struck?  mtlmadman  5 star

Awesome app. Informative, detailed


Best App Ever  BayouJoy  5 star

Simply THE best app


Amazing!  CharlotteGP  5 star

This app is amazing! It reminds me of Virtual Reality because you can see the whole sky even when you are sitting in your bedroom!


Not good  Jancraw  2 star

Doesn’t line up with anything.


JohnL59####  johnl59###  4 star

Its good


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.


Educational and fun  atravlr  5 star

Perhaps my favorite app kicking back with no one to bother me which allows me to actually contemplate the stars.

Urchin of the Sea

Great  Urchin of the Sea  5 star

I don’t have to embarrass myself anymore asking what planet is that? I love this since I can see what’s in the sky and identify it with this app!


Very nice  DUDE IS THE PHOENIX  4 star

Very nice to familiarize myself with the planets and more. Couple times I was in Utica NY, and the moon seem to go around the earth three times in a couple hr period. Maybe something wrong with the program. Or the gps is off a little. But other then that it’s a great app. They talk about global warming could it be that so many asteroids are blocking the suns rays.


Great - but...  FlyingCOham  4 star

It’s a great app. I was disappointed that M45 (the Pleiades) is not in the index or identifiable in the sky view. I view that as pretty significant shortcoming.


Star App  GLA1952  5 star

Very intriguing. This app definitely holds a sense of wonder.


iOS smart invert  Todd1561  4 star

Consider making the app support apples ‘smart invert’ dark mode setting.

da ike

Awesome App, Orbiting Debris but no Comets?  da ike  4 star

The app is awesome but doesn’t show comets including the 10th brightest comet to pass by the earth in modern times, the Christmas Comet or Comet 46P. I even bought all the expansion packs to be disappointed.


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.


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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