Description

Star Walk 2 Ads+ is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, planets and constellations. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!

⁕BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people⁕

The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, and other celestial bodies in the sky.

“She’s a beauty.”- The Next Web

“Star Walk 2 is a terrific introduction to astronomy for young and old. It’s also handy for serious stargazers for observing planning.” - TUAW

“Star Walk 2 is visually stunning.” - PCmag

“This is a very beautiful and unusual application that turns your phone into a real planetarium.” - Free apps for me

“For those who enjoy the original app, Star Walk 2 is worth the upgrade — the interface is gorgeous. Anyone with even a passing interest in astronomy should grab Star Walk 2.” - iLounge

“It is worth every penny.” - PadGadget

Star Walk 2 Ads+ in travel & tourism industry:

‘Rapa Nui Stargazing’ based on Easter Island uses the app for sky observations during its astronomical tours.

‘Nakai Resorts Group’ in the Maldives uses the app during astronomy meetings for its guests.

Main features:

◆ Map of the sky in real time
◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
◆ “Time machine”
◆ Deep sky objects
◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events
◆ The sky at different wavelengths
◆ Augmented reality mode
◆ Night mode
◆ "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news
◆ "Visible Tonight" section
◆ Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever*

► Star Walk 2 Ads+ shows the real-time map of the sky on your screen in whatever direction you are pointing the device (Star spotter). As you point your device towards the sky, the star map follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location.

► What's up in the sky tonight? Open the "Visible Tonight" section of Star Walk 2 Ads+ and quickly find out all upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects visible for your location.

► Be aware of the latest news from the world of space and astronomy. The app's "What's new" section will tell you about the most outstanding celestial events in time.

► Create shortcuts to take your stargazing experience to a whole new level. Go to the "Visible Tonight" section and add the shortcut to Siri. Next time when you want to access the list of astronomy events for your location, ask Siri and get it quicker than ever.

► Touching a clock-face icon at the upper-right corner of the screen allows you to select any date and time and watch the sky of different periods.

► Get a deeper understanding of the constellation`s scale and place in the night sky. Enjoy observing wonderful 3D models of constellations, turn them upside down, read their stories.

► Find and study deep sky objects such as meteor showers, planetary nebulae, star clusters, etc.

► The night-mode will make your stargazing at night time more comfortable.

Star Walk 2 Ads+ is the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing.

New in Star Walk 2 Ads+:
-Incredible 3D models of sky objects
-All-new stunning design
-New interface in vibrant colours for retina displays
-Atmospheric visual and sound effects
-Exclusive artwork for constellations

The app is ad-supported and contains In-App Purchases. If you want to use the app without ads, download the paid Star Walk 2 app or remove ads from Star Walk 2 Ads+ with a special In-App Purchase.

*Siri Shortcuts feature is available for users of iOS 12 or later.

The Star Spotter feature won't work for the devices that are not equipped with digital compass.

Start your best stargazing experience right now!

What’s New

Version 2.9.6

+ Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) position accuracy improved.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45.8K Ratings

45.8K Ratings

Frozen Echos ,

Please read this

Thank you so much for making this app. Sadly, I have not seen the things
I have hoped to see but this isn’t your guys fault. Yes I live somewhat in the country but the city is a few miles away so k yeah, I can see many stars but not the amount that takes your breath away. Sometimes on clear nights when the light pollution is low I can see a lot of stars but this app has made me plan to travel to places far north (Alaska, Canada) to see the northern lights and to find the darkest skies possible. If anyone is reading this, please get this app. I bought the full version and it is totally worth it. I’ve seen many people post reviews saying they didn’t see what they wanted. You will never ever be able to see what you want if you don’t look hard enough and if you don’t practice. Practicing meaning reading books (I prefer National Geographic) memorize the shapes and work hard and chances are, you’ll be an amazing stargazer, and who knows? You could probably be an amazing astronomer! I’m a mere amateur stargazer but I’m working and taking advantage of any clear night I get! If you’d like to be a
future astronomer or just stargaze for you own pleasure, this is the app for you! (it’s totally worth buying the entire version!) So download the app and get out there and stargaze
💙💙🌙⭐️✨✨🌕🌓💫🤩🤩🤩

Developer Response ,

We are glad that everything is fine with the application. Thank you for your kind feedback, we will consider your suggestions.

ireallylikethesestars ,

Worth it

This is the best star app I have ever seen. You can scroll around the sky manually or tilt your phone to show the position of the stars and even the sun and moon. You can also change the level of “light pollution” to see more or less stars. Tapping on a celestial body yields more information (this is the part where you get ads- Mostly banners.) The planets also show up! Even the fabled planet 9 makes an appearance (no, not pluto :( ) constellations and stars are named, and are traced out as you look at them. An unobtrusive picture of what the constellation “looks” like also appears. This is so useful!!!

Here later, while taking an astronomy class: Honestly, I don’t think I could love an app more. There’s so much detail put into everything. Without the little alerts, I never would have noticed the goings on in the night sky, and might’ve never even taken the class! 10/5, absolutely the best. I use this often enough that the app has probably gotten more money from the ads (which only show up when you tap on a star, and even then not every time) than they would if I just bought the full version.

Developer Response ,

So glad you enjoy the app! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your opinion with us!

Carylynn75 ,

Exactly what I wanted plus some

I think the free version of this app is great, so awesome that even though the free version has all that I needed to know (we had mars hanging in the eastern sky and Jupiter in the West every night for the last month), I’m considering just upgrading because the information about the stars and planets is so much fun for all of us. Even driving down the highway, without internet service, the calibration to my phones compass kept everything where it was suppose to be.
I was concerned after I read the first review that I wouldn’t be able to find the information we were asking ourselves all month due to adds, but up until I used a notification about the international space station rising to open the app I hadn’t seen an add at all, except for when I would click on some planets and stars for more information when I would get a suggestion to upgrade for the extra planet information.
Very cool app.

Developer Response ,

We are excited to get your review! Thank you very much for being our user!

In-App Purchases

Night Sky View: No Ads
Star Walk 2 Ads+ with all additional content
$2.99
Satellite Tracker in the Sky
Satellites 3D, their position in real time
$0.99
Space Explorer: Kids Cartoons
Educational cartoons about our solar system
$0.99
Explore Planet Finder 3D
Planets atlas, their internal structure, etc.
$0.99
Discover Solar System Objects
Watch dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, etc.
$0.99
Explore Deep Space Objects 3D
Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae on sky map
$0.99

Information

Seller
Vito Technology Inc.
Size
301.2 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Night Sky View: No Ads $2.99
  2. Night Sky View: without Ads $2.99
  3. Night Sky Map: Limited Offer $1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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