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SkyView® Free - Explore the Universe

By Terminal Eleven LLC

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SkyView® Free brings stargazing to everyone, and it's totally free! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!

Downloaded over 9 million times.

If you like our free version of SkyView then you'll love our full version! It includes: a convenient Apple Watch app, a Today Widget displaying tonight's brightest objects, ALL in-app purchases offered in this free version, thousands more objects to discover, and more!

App Store Best of 2012
App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.”

"If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get."
– AppAdvice

“SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.”
– 148Apps Editor’s Choice

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sightings: set reminders for celestial events and plan an evening stargazing & spotting satellites.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the daily sky tracks for the Sun and Moon to see their exact locations in the sky on any date & time.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
• Supports Space Navigator™ binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

What's New in Version 3.4.2


This is just a minor update that fixes a few small bugs,

Happy Stargazing,
Terminal Eleven


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Customer Reviews


First off, I've been disappointed with nearly every app I've ever tried. This one, however, is a notable exception. From the overwhelmingly positive, detailed reviews i read to the first time I used the app and saw the names of all the celestial bodies I've been viewing my whole life, this app does exactly what I imagined apps were supposed to do, namely, one simply points it at the sky and clicks on the object for which the person needs more information, and the app does the rest. I absolutely love looking at the night sky. I've never owned a telescope, but I've always been slightly embarrassed by my consistent inability to accurately identify anything beyond the Big Dipper, the moon, Polaris and a few other celestial bodies. This app provides information that i would gladly pay typical app prices to gain access to, yet it's completely free and so far I haven't clicked on anything requiring an in app purchase to get the requested info. The app designers deserve serious props for providing a free app that perfectly serves the purposes for which I downloaded it. Anyone with any interest in stargazing should have this app, even if (or especially if) the person owns or has access to a telescope. Finally, someone actually provided an app for which I have absolutely nothing (so far) negative to say.


OMG! This is soooo freakin cool! It's amazing! I love it! ♥️I feel like I'm on the show Stargate and I'm Doctor Who going around in the T.A.R.D.I.S! Haha! I mean this app really surprised me, at first it seemed to not have my location when I tried putting it in manually, so I gave up and let it find me itself. Then BOOM! Stars! And when I moved around the house I found planets! Then it showed constellations! It even shows you where each individual star, planet and (objects) like the International Space Station is going to go. I found my sign and my other family member's sign too! Which leads me onto talking about 'Staring' hehe basically favoriting lol whatever you like, star, planet ect. It also shows you where that star, planet ect is! It will create an arrow to help you find it again! It gives you facts about that star or planet and objects. Just so cool. The world-universe is huge! I mean it makes you think...were small, tiny little things in this vast place (X Files) 👽oh! Lol And the background sound is very nice. Totally worth getting. I can't wait to use this in my room at night in bed to watch the stars! Also it gives you facts about whatever planet, star, objects and constellation! I really really really really really recommend this! That's it coming from

Amazing App!

I was up till 3:00 this morning playing with this fantastic app! Like many who reviewed before me, I love it. I thought you had to go outside and aim it at the sky for it to work. Nope! It works anywhere, and a biggie for me was to discover that it also shows what's in the sky on the OTHER side of our planet! Just aim it at the floor and you will see everything that's below your feet in the "other" sky. This was where I saw the International Space Station and the Hubble telescope for the first time. I used to have a telescope years ago and I sure wish I'd had this app then! It is great fun and I may take the plunge eventually and get the paid version. Download, and enjoy!

SkyView® Free - Explore the Universe
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.2
  • Size: 89.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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