Where will the Sun rise and set today? Is there a Full Moon tonight? Where is the constellation Orion? Am I looking at a bright star or a planet? What are some fun facts about these objects?

SkyView is powerful, easy-to-use, and answers these questions and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects. SkyView is unique as it blends the camera view with incredible 3D graphics of the sky objects to provide an Augmented Reality (AR) view of your sky.


Innovative New iPad Interface

SkyView’s new iPad interface minimizes hand movement, making it easy to hold and point your iPad toward the sky whether you’re sitting, standing, or even lying down. Simply hover over an object in the sky with the reticle (the small white circle in the center of the display) and press the target button near your right thumb to select it (we support left-handed mode also!).

Share the Universe with Your Friends and Family

Now when you see something exciting you can quickly take a snapshot of the universe and send it to others on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more.

Sky Paths for the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Pluto too!

Select the Sun, Moon, or a planet and see its path through the sky for a 24-hour period. Move the camera along this path and see when and where this object will be compared to your horizon.

Change the Date and Time

Travel to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times!

Amazing 3D Graphics

Surround yourself with beautiful 3D graphics of the Sun, Moon, planets, stars, constellations, and satellites as you point the camera to the sky.

Stars and Constellations

Stargazing has never been so easy! Just aim and tap the screen to identify hundreds of stars!! Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out of the camera view.


View the brightest objects orbiting Earth including the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, and even rocket bodies! SkyView automatically retrieves current satellite orbital data (when available) so that your satellite viewing stays accurate!

Search and Locate

Looking for the ISS? Trying to find the North Star? Want to witness a satellite flyby? Use the search feature to select an interesting object and then simply follow the arrow to find its location in the sky.

Lots of Interesting Facts

SkyView has thousands of fun facts about our universe. Just touch an object in the sky and discover!

Augmented Reality (AR)

SkyView accurately blends and animates 3D images of objects in the sky within the camera’s view no matter what direction you are pointing. This allows you to see distant objects such as Pluto up close and personal.

It Works Anywhere

No data connection is required to run SkyView! Take it camping, boating, or even flying.

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


Plan Price Details
SkyView Free - Explore the Universe Free This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
SkyView - Explore the Universe $1.99 This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.


3rd Grade Teacher
June 13, 2019

Skyview perfectly blends sophisticated augmented reality technology with the content required to use in the classroom. There are so many layers to this application, so it can be used with elementary-aged children all the way up through high school astronomy classes and further. It is incredibly easy to use, because all you have to do is point your device in the direction you want to see. On the horizon, the stars appear, even in broad daylight! If you hold the camera over a group of stars, an image will appear, like Capricornus. If you tap on the image, you will get fun facts; did you know Capricornus is approximately 48 light years from Earth? There are many other options that allow you to see objects in our solar system, satellites, galaxies, and more! My favorite feature of this app is that you can locate any planet in our solar system. You can see its orbit around the sun as well as see some fun facts about it!