• See stars, planets, satellites & constellations day or night
  • Read and explore extended information and graphics about each sky object
  • No WiFi network required to use
  • SkyView automatically downloads & updates any new sky object trajectory changes
  • See space in a whole new way with an augmented reality view
  • SkyView's Sightings Engine shows you a new list of sky object sightings each day

Stargazing Made Simple.

Point your device at the sky and let SkyView show you when and where the planets, the Sun, and the Moon will be at any time on any date. Constellations fade in and out as you explore the stars in the sky. Satellites including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station are shown with incredible graphics as they orbit the Earth.

Learn about the universe in a whole new way with SkyView

SkyView now on Apple Watch

Using SkyView's new Sightings Engine, our Apple Watch app gives you a quick status on what's visible for you to see in the sky tonight. Open the app to quickly see a time-ordered list of sky object sightings, flip to the Glance when you quickly want to see what's next, and use configurable notifications to let your watch notify you when it's time to get outside and look up.

SkyView now on Apple Watch


See a chronological list of upcoming sightings for planets, stars and satellites. Each sighting has detailed information on how to spot it in the sky if visible or a countdown until the object enters your field of view.

SkyView now on Apple Watch


See a beautiful image of the next visible sky object quickly and easily in the glance view. Tap the view to see detailed information and schedule notifications when the object becomes visible.

SkyView now on Apple Watch


Schedule notification reminders for any upcoming sky object sighting -- let your watch notify you when to head outside to catch that next satellite pass overhead!

SkyView iOS 8 Widget and Sightings

Today Widget & Sightings View

Using the same Sightings Engine as our Apple Watch app, a sightings view shows you a list of upcoming sightings for satellites, stars, planets and more. Add system reminders for these sightings and never miss when they are visible in the sky.

Add the new iOS 8 Today Widget to quickly see the same space sightings shown in SkyView. The Today Widget is continuously updated to provide the most accurate picture of the sky.

Explore All 88 Constellations & Constellations of the Zodiac

Simply point your device at the sky to find all 88 constellations, including all the constellations of the zodiac. Find famous constellations such as the Big Dipper, Orion, and the Southern Cross.

Are you a Gemini? Search to find Gemini in the sky and discover what stars makeup your sign and what planets are passing through your constellation.
Find all 88 constellations including the constellations of the Zodiac
SkyView Quick Controls

Quick Stargazing Controls

Tap the 3-lined button on the left to show a quick controls panel and easily adjust star visibility, planet size, night mode, take snapshots, and more.

Show only the brightest stars, shrink distant planets so they don't obscure your view, turn on/off night mode, and more:

  • Adjust visible star magnitude
  • Increase or decrease planet size
  • Turn on/off the augmented reality camera
  • Enable or disable sky object trajectories
  • Music controls
  • Gyroscope calibration

Preserve your vision with night mode

Turn on red and green filters to preserve your night vision when stargazing in low-light conditions. By removing all bright user interface controls and applying a red or green filter, you can stargaze at night for extended periods without blinding.
Night mode with red and green filters to preserve your vision
Grab your iOS device, head outside, and let SkyView be your stargazing guide

    Automatic Updates

  • When possible, SkyView automatically receives celestial object trajectory updates to always keep your view as accurate as possible.
  • Tracks

  • Select any star, planet, or satellite, and see its path through the sky for a 24-hour period. Move the camera along this path and see when and where this object will be compared to your horizon.
  • Search

  • Looking for the ISS? Trying to find the North Star? Want to witness a satellite flyby? Use the search feature to select an interesting object and then simply follow the arrow to find its location in the sky.
  • Change the Date

  • Travel to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
  • Satellites

  • SkyView lets you spot popular satellites such as the International Space Station and Hubble. If you want even more satellites (over 17,000!) check out our brand new iOS app SkyView Satellite Guide!
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