GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

By GoSoftWorks

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2008-07-11
  • Current Version: 9.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 97.64 MB
  • Developer: GoSoftWorks
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 8,906 Ratings


Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium. ***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event ***** Featured on ABC's "The View" ***** Featured in "Wired" magazine One download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We don't think you should pay twice for the same app on a bigger screen. --- What People Are Saying "Powerful and easy to use, with excellent animation and the widest zoom range." — D.Schroeder, University professor "GoSkyWatch Planetarium should not be missed regardless of whether you are a casual or hard-core fan of astronomy." — AppAdvice "I have more than 10 astronomy apps on my iPhone and this is by far the best. Everything I need and easy to use." — Pat, iTunes reviewer --- What makes GoSkyWatch different to other apps? • Easy to use — No buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring. • Designed specially for efficient outdoor use. • Touch free identification — Information pops up on screen as you move. Great for those cold nights with gloves on! • Popup images — No need to keep zooming in and out just to see what is out there. • Full 180 degree display — See at a glance what is in the sky and where without having to pan around. • Don't need to hold level — Displays the sky view and information at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait. • Gyroscope compass auto calibration — No need to calibrate the gyroscope. Advanced adaptive algorithms for smooth and accurate positioning. • Planets shown with relative brightness to stars — No oversized graphics that prevent you from distinguishing a planet from surrounding stars. • Unique target identification — Touch drag scheme for greatest accuracy since your finger doesn't hide what you are trying to identify. • Minimal on screen text — Stars and planets easier to identify since they are not covered by text. Features: Identify • On screen object name, brightness and distance • Contains all stars visible to the naked eye • Light adjustment for viewing conditions • Red light mode for night vision • Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass. Find • Looking for a planet, star, comet, constellation or galaxy? Just use the finder and let the arrow guide the way • Search stars and DSOs sorted by name, distance or magnitude • Moon phase calendar • Sun rise/set times Explore • Day, sidereal and time lapse animation • Over 200 images of planets and deep sky objects • Messier and Caldwell catalogs with images • Actual image taken of the Milky Way • Below horizon display • Look back in time with the birthday star search. Find out how old you were for the star light seen. Learn • Constellation images, boundaries and patterns • Solar system, star, comet, DSO, constellation Wikipedia • Ian Ridpath's constellation StarTales • Interactive graphical ephemeris • Planet, star, constellation and DSO ephemeris data More • High performance graphics • Easy setup using auto location or built in city list • Location favorites * No internet connection required. Internet optionally used for auto location, viewing Wikipedia information and StarTales. Many more enhancements to come as free updates. * See web site for video demo



  • Love it!

    By Moonswitch
    No need to wonder what is above your head in space, now you know.
  • My favorite app

    By jonathansteele1988
    This is by far my favorite app on my phone. It has helped me to understand my place in the cosmos and how I am moving within it! The very best.
  • Puts you in space

    By jdhouse4
    GoSkyWatch is the best astronomy app out there, period. It brings the universe all around you.
  • Stars app

    By VmpyrDavid
    It is a really cool app you can see every thing that we have discovered and you can see through the earth and it also shows north south and east yes I am a kid
  • Gazin...

    By Guin76
    So great a teaching tool...love it...
  • Awesome start app

    By gatorjos
    I haven't used this app a ton but it is super intuitive and had great controls and settings. To won't regret getting it
  • Awesome

    By Willa may
    Great app
  • A perfectly good reason to get a smartphone

    By Überūser
    My original reason for my wife to upgrade to a smartphone was so she could get this app- she loves it, I enjoy it. One can instantly easily adjust a slider to change how many stars are displayed to match your weather or city light pollution conditions. This app is further perfected by the ability to pull up a star's info on wikipedia.
  • Useful as all heck, but...

    By moofer
    Please stop popping up tips and marketing crap when I launch the app. It's a paid app. Act like it. It would also be nice if it would remember the last Messier object I looked up so I don't have to keep looking it up. Leave me where I left off. And where's the NGC catalog already? Years later, still no expanded catalogs.
  • Re-engage the stellar teachings

    By stellarstudent
    This has been a tool for re-engaging the archaic relationship with the heavens in my life. Let’s know where we are in the universe. The patterns of the stars once guided the life of our species. Tapping into this field of knowledge is a revival of the life of the human soul.