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***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event ***** Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, 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

--- 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
• Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass.

• Looking for a planet, star, 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, 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

What's New

Version 9.0.0

Ready for the solar eclipse August 21, 2017?
Update to the full version for real time tracking of this special event.
Ready for the solar eclipse August 21, 2017?
Update to the full version for real time tracking of this special event.

- Faster motion tracking
- iOS Updates
- Bug Fixes
- Apple iAds switch to Google AdMob

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Personal path to the stars

Stephen Speilberg

A amazing look at the cosmos, a reminder of the good old days racing through warp space. Now I am grounded on earth without a ship ( starship that is). The whole family spends many a night on the back lawn stargazing - but thanks to this amazing APP we now know what we are looking at. The great thing about this APP is we are using a gadget and gadgets normally stop real world interaction, but with this one. We sit/lie together outside, under the night sky, star gazing and chatting and learning just how lucky we are to live under this awesome sky in awesome south western Australia where the stars are so bright in our perfect night sky. Thanks from us for this amazing APP.

Very happy with it


I am in Australia and it works a treat. The navigation is easy and obvious. The search function is a great way to find particular planets, stars and galaxies, and even highlights which are visible from your location. You can set the time in advance to see what the sky will be like in the future (which was handy when planning a stargazing night).

If you want to find an object in the sky, or identify something you can see in the sky, this app will do it (at least for the naked eye).

The best App available today!

Vic Kerr

So brilliant - absolute quality for either kids getting into astronomy or adult astronomers needing a quick reference. Amazing, mind-blowing technology - really, you just hold it up against the sky and it identifies everything in range... it can even increase brightness (and thus quantity of stars you see) based on the smog or cloud cover you have. Should be App of the year, no doubt.


GoSoftWorks Development Co.
98.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 GoSoftWorks Development Co.


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