Solar System Scope is a fun way of Exploring, Discovering and Playing with the Solar System and Outer Space.
Solar System Scope (or just Solar) contains many views and celestial simulations, but most of all - it brings you closer to the furthest reaches of our world and lets you experience lots of fantastic space sceneries.
It aspires to be the most illustrative, easy to understand and simple to use space model.
- 3D Encyclopedia
In Solar’s unique encyclopedia you will find the most interesting facts about every planet, dwarf planet, every major moon and more – and everything is accompanied by realistic 3D visualizations.
Solar’s encyclopedia is available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Korean and Slovak. More languages are coming soon!
- Nightsky Observatory
Enjoy Stars and constellation of the night sky as viewed from any given location on Earth. You can point your device at the sky to see all objects in their proper place, but you can also simulate Night sky in the past or in the future.
Now with advanced options that let you simulate ecliptic, equatorial and azimuthal line, or grid (among other things).
- Scientific Instrument
Solar System Scope calculations are based on up-to-date orbital parameters published by NASA and let you simulate celestial positions at any given time.
- For Everyone
Solar System Scope is well suited for all audiences and ages: It is enjoyed by space enthusiasts, teachers, scientists, but Solar is successfully used even by children of 4+ years of age!
- Unique Maps
We are proud to present a very unique set of planetary and moon maps, that let you experience a true-color space as never before.
These accurate maps are based on NASA elevation and imagery data. Colors and shades of the textures are tuned according to true-color photos made by Messenger, Viking, Cassini and New Horizon spacecrafts, and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Basic resolution of these maps is for free – but if you would like the best experience, you can check out the highest quality, which is available with In-App purchase.
- Join our vision
Our vision is to build the ultimate space model and bring you the deepest space experience.
And you can help - try Solar System Scope and if you like it, spread the word!
And don’t forget to join the community and vote for new features on our homepage.
Latest update was all about fixing bugs:
- fixed incorrect rotation of the Moon
- fixed missing Moon from schematic view of the Solar System
- fixed several incorrect planet table parameters in planet Explore view
- fixed missing major stars (like star Alnilam from the Orion constellation)
- fixed preloader freeze bug
- fixed search pointer position while zooming in the Nightsky view
- updated orbital parameters of ISS
Chinese and Korean font error has been repaired.
We've added new Messier Objects Explorer in the view selection where you can find interesting information, facts and a small image for each Messier Object.
- improved device orientation
- added missing Messier objects to search list
Ratings and Reviews
Since update crashes on startup
So, i purchased the desktop version for Windows, i purchased the iPad Pro and iPhone iOS version, i purchased the 3d models of the solar system upgrade pack, and....nothing?
Your software doesn't work.
On iOS, it won't even open. As i said, it crashes on startup.
(and i even went to the trouble of completely erasing my brand new iPad Pro 12.9 and reinstalling all its programs and resetting all its settings as a new device because i want to use your software.)
I firts contacted your company about this months ago.
I'm sure you folks are good people making a fun product, and i would imagine you take your work seriously, but if you take money from someone then don't supply the product that was paid for, that's a scam.
It has been MONTHS ihave patiently waited for a resolution to this issue.
I don't have anything i paid for from your company, (excepting the desktop Windows version, which works just fine.)
And the one reply i got from you is just to say "thanx for the email"?
It's been so long now that the software i bought from your company crashes on startup that i'm now on a newer version of the operating system, that being 11.4.
I would expecteithera refund of my purchase price or some kind of resolution to the issues that prevent me from using the product i purchased from you.
I await your detailed reply with answers to my inquiry.
I've been studying astronomy for a few years now and just found this tool. it is amazingly useful and it the $3 in app purchase upgrade was totally worth it. I do wish that you could get information on stars. Furthermore, the app occasionally crashes; so that is something that should be fixed. The new app icon looks so much better; Thanks for taking my suggestion. [old- I also would like to see a redesign for the app icon.]
Anyway, i would usually give this app 4 stars but since i haven't seen an app that looks, feels, and functions as well as this one and because it looks like you need a few more 5 star reviews I would love to help out by providing one.
Developer Response ,
Dear Parshall, thank you so much for such a nice feedback. Can you let us know what device you have , so we know what to check out for the crashes. We will add the star information to our ideas and we will definitely think about it. Regarding the logo, what exaclty you have in mind? And again thank you so much for such a great review.
Wish you could zoom into earth
I have used the website and now this app for years and I’ve learned a lot from it.
My biggest frustration is I have always wanted to zoom in on the part of earth facing the sun to see its position. You can sort of see it from behind the sun but always you’re left with wanting to zoom in to get a closer look. There are some zooming features but it always seems like a frustrating experience and it blocks you from getting it exactly where you want it.
Other than that, it’s been a really useful website/app over the years.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the feedback, and we will try to improve the zooming.
- INOVE, s.r.o.
- 198 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 INOVE, s.r.o.
- In-App Purchases
- HQ Textures / No Ads $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.