By Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Want the latest SkySafari for iOS 7? Then search for SkySafari 4 on the app store! This is SkySafari 3, and it will not be updated. It's only here for folks who want to stay on iOS 6. If you want SkySafari, and you have iOS 7, DON'T BUY THIS APP! Instead, get SkySafari 4!
As just reviewed in The Mac Observer, SkySafari 3 is "the best of all the star chart apps for iOS":
According to Sky & Telescope magazine, SkySafari 3 is "revolutionary" and a "game-changer":
SkySafari 3 comes in three versions. This is basic version of SkySafari 3. It shows you 120,000 stars, plus 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky. It displays the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes the best-known asteroids and comets.
Please note: there is no discount upgrade path from this version of SkySafari to SkySafari Plus or Pro.
SkySafari 3 accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to one hundred years in the past or future. It includes encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains hundreds of images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.
If you have an iPhone/iPad with a compass, or an iPod Touch with a gyroscope, SkySafari can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass/Gyro button (or shake your phone) to activate the compass - now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!
SkySafari 3 has a "Night" button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls - follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.
SkySafari 3 includes SkyWeek - the mobile version of Sky & Telescope Magazine's super-popular "Sky at a Glance" column. SkyWeek features interactive sky charts for each day of the week, and links to more articles on S&T's website. SkyWeek shows you all major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers — miss nothing!
And all this is just in the basic version! SkySafari's streamlined user interface puts both power and simplicity into your hands - and turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into an invaluable tool for exploring the night sky. SkySafari is more than a star chart - it's your celestial travel guide!
What's New in Version 3.8.5
1) Fixes problem with predicting the position of comet ISON after perihelion.
2) Locations in Arizona, USA now never observe daylight savings time.
3) Restored labels under the toolbar icons in the SkyWeek screen.
Out of this world
This app was written with ease of use in mind while providing the functionality of a professional program at an unbelievably low price. To top it off, the author is responsive to the feedback and suggestions.
Clearly promoting astronomy and science is put ahead of profit and fame. I use the app at star parties to show people images of what they need to look for when they look through my telescope and the information on object in the app to answer questions that come up. The latest version has an improved compass which makes pointing to an object much smoother and more accurate.
Fantastic — best astronomy app I've tried
I've tried half a dozen astronomy apps, and this one is the best by leaps and bounds. Easy to switch between navigation by touch and by gyro (very important for me). Great graphics and images. Time scrolling is a wonderful feature. In-depth Info screens. This thing is even better than the astronomy app I have on my Mac. WELL worth the price. I may even pony up for Plus to go off-world.
Realistic and easy to use
This is one of the better apps for looking at the sky, if not the best I have seen. I like how you can turn the gyroscope in and off (so you can use it in a classroom setting) and I really like how close you can zoom to certain clusters and galaxies. Lots of great info as well.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 21, 2013
- Version: 3.8.5
- Size: 72.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Seller: Simulation Curriculum Corp.
- © 2009-2014 Simulation Curriculum Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.