SkyORB 3D Lite takes you on a tour of the solar system or the galaxy in this new version. Click "More" to learn why you should download this App today!

This astronomy program charts the stars, planets, and other celestial objects such as comets and asteroids and lets you navigate through space.

SkyORB features a 3D interface, a search engine, a large catalog of stars (Hyparcos), deep objects (NGC/IC 2000) planets, current satellite (including current launch missions) (MPC) and let you choose see the actual sky from any point on Earth.

This new version includes a redesigned user interface, easier to use with its tool tips, help documentation, access to Facebook community,

Key features:

• Allows you to fine tune your observation location from the database of by entering longitude and latitude or automatically with Location Services,
• Allows to go back and forth in time with precision using PLAN404 series (accurate from 3000 B.C. to 3000 A.D)
• Information like sunset and sunrise are computed as well as moonrise and moonset and full / new moon dates and automatically generated calendar of upcoming astronomy events.
• 3D planetarium with planets and satellites and 3 different views with 3D objects with different level of details using photo realistic textures and visuals.
• 3D animation of the solar system in real-time or fast forward, with actual facts for each planets.
• 3D sky map with real-time precession with planets, stars, constellations, deep objects, comets and satellites,
• Comets and satellites trajectories which can be updated among 6 different databases including IAU Minor Planet Center.
• Displays the world map sun clock with rise and set.
• Multi-touch trackpad (on some devices) with pinching-to-zoom gesture is supported for zoom-in and out.
• Universal search engine.
• Weather retrieval base from location.
• Notifications center support.
• Retina display support.
• In-App purchase for upgrading to the Premium version.

• More views unlocked, including ability to hide user interface in planetarium and local view modes,
• Displays more information on moon phases, and more.
• Allows to zoom closer
• More complete search engine,
• Improves notifications.
• And many more other features !

Important information regarding SkyORB

This app officially supported on the following Macs. To check your Mac model and when it was released, select About This Mac from the Apple menu on your menu bar.

◦ MacBook Pro (mid 2012 and newer)
◦ MacBook Air (mid 2012 and newer)
◦ MacBook (early 2015 and later)
◦ iMac (2014 or newer)
◦ iMac Pro (2017 or newer)
◦ Mac Pro (late 2013 or newer, or mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with Metal capable GPU)
◦ Mac Mini (late 2012 or newer)

Note that All 21.5" iMacs models with an Nvidia 750M, 755M graphics card, although 'metal' capable are not supported.

What’s New

Version 2019.4.1

Thanks for using SkyORB. In this update, the astronomy calendar of events now reports longest elongation days, improved accuracy, improved local view rendering and other bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
3 Ratings
3 Ratings
SleekWI ,

Skyorb was good once upon a Time.

Skyorb used to work great once, after last few updates it never worked. When I open, it does not open and I get error ‘Skyorb Crashed’. I have Deleted App 3 times along with its other files and installed it again without any results.

Here-and-Now ,

crashes on purchase

This app is ok and looks good, and the upgrade to premium is reasonably priced (2.99). However after purchasing the upgrade it will not run. Crashes, and when I attempt to start it back up again, I get a burp box that says it is damaged and I need to uninstall it and install it again. Did that, restored my purchase, and the same thing happened all over again. Sent the crash report to Apple, so please fix this. Thank you

Update: Although this Lite version will not work as it is, I was able to install the full version without being charged for it, so now I have full use of the app. It is really good and I recommend it. Just know that there are issues and I hope the devs will take care of all this stuff pretty soon.

lotr3 ,

Really Good App

This app is beautiful. The colors light up the screen. You can not tell, I could not anyway, that this app was a lite. I has many amazing features and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Like it knows where you are in the world and it can do the stars and constellations for that area. It also has the moon patterns, descriptions of all the planets, names of zillions of stars, a world map that shows day and night areas on the earth at the moment and so much more. Great app to download.


Stephane Denis
126.5 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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