SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket, puts the universe at your fingertips, and is incredibly easy to use! Simply hold your device to the sky and quickly locate planets, constellations, satellites, and millions of stars and deep sky objects. Discover why SkySafari 6 is your perfect stargazing companion under the night sky.

Here's what's new in version 6:

1) Complete support for iOS 11 and iPhone X. We got you covered and release regular updates.

2) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, SkySafari 6 will (optionally) back up all your settings files and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our new web interface,

3) Say It. Ever just wanted to just yell at your device and tell it what to do!? SkySafari 6 adds basic voice control for a wide range of operations. Say “select Jupiter,” “search for Titan,” “center on Polaris” and SkySafari will do the work for you. Yelling optional. 

4) Redesigned toolbar with ability to hide

5) Configurable font sizes

6) Better control of magnitude limits

7) Improved databases

8) Better updating of Comets and Asteroids  (more recent data)

9) Better Moon display when zoomed out

If you haven't used SkySafari 6 before, here's what you can do with it:

• Hold your device up, and SkySafari will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your real time movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.

• See an eclipse now, in the past or in the future! Simulate the night sky from anywhere on Earth many years in the past or in the future! Animate meteor showers, comet approaches, transits, conjunctions, and other celestial events with SkySafari’s Time Flow.

• Locate the Sun, Moon, or Mars from our extensive database and track the arrow to be directed to their exact locations in the sky before you. See spectacular views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets!

• Learn about the history, mythology, and science of heavens! Browse from hundreds of object descriptions, astronomical photographs, and NASA spacecraft images in SkySafari. Explore tons of NASA Space Missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek, for all major sky events every day – miss nothing!

• 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites including the International Space Station (ISS).

• Animated meteor showers with complete viewing information & spectacular graphics.

• Orbit Mode – Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly like a NASA space probe through the solar system. Requires in-app purchase.

• Night Vision – Preserves your eyesight after dark.

• Apple Maps Integration – Choose your location from a built-in Maps view.

• Horizon Panoramas – choose from beautiful built-in vistas, or customize your own!

• Much more!

For even more features, and telescope control check out SkySafari 6 Plus and SkySafari 6 Pro!

What's New

Version 6.0.4

- Toolbar no longer disappears in the main chart after viewing a SkyWeek chart.
- Made a few changes for the app to work better with LiveSky.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

107 Ratings

107 Ratings

I can spend hours . . .

Old Fogey60

What a app for astronomy buffs! Locate (within a reasonable proximity) that dot of light you see, find out what is known about it, follow its path, past or future, and get updates on upcoming astronomical events! I used it to observe the recent blue (accurately, Orange) super moon eclipse at totality just before dawn, knowing that since it calculates the viewing perspective from my exact location, I could get the eclipse right in the stage I wanted and know exactly where in the sky it was going to be. I like the music, too, but it can be turned off and on.

Best Astronomy App (as of March 2018)

Captain Joy

I teach “Astronomy 101” at a university, and this is the app I require for my class. I have tried about a half a dozen apps; this app strikes the best balance between usability and information.

Very good app


Had a couple minor issues but their support was quick to act.


Simulation Curriculum Corp.
233.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2018 Simulation Curriculum Corp. All Rights Reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. Orbit Mode $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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