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.
◆ 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!
Star Walk 2 Ads+ has changed for Christmas. Enjoy the sky this festive season and meet Santa Claus in the app!
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and Happy New Year.
Vito Technology Team.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Be careful where you buy
I bought the full ad free upgrade on my iPhone and was surprised that I could not access it on my own iPad. This was very disappointing as it was intended for my grandson to use on the iPad. So as I say be careful which of your devices you purchase it on.
Having had a reply from the developer that pointed me in the right direction, I have given it the deserved 5 stars, the paid app is excellent for my grandson seeking answers that I don’t have, however I would still say if you don’t pay for it on the device you want to mainly use it on, make sure you check the developers advice about compatibility first.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for using the app. If you use the same Apple ID on your iPad, the purchased item should be available. If you are talking about family sharing, Apple says that you can’t share in-app purchases.
One of my favourite apps
I use this in multiple ways and always find new things, although that’s mainly down to there being so many objects to see in the sky, I guess. I do really appreciate that I can use it on my iPad as a good reference guide and also have it on my phone for a quick ‘point in the sky’ lookup.
I don’t have great astronomical knowledge (or memory) but this helps loads.
As for ads, they were a little intrusive but developers have families to feed as much as the rest of us, so to avoid them I just bought the upgrade... which cost about the same as my morning coffee, so what’s the problem?
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your support! Have a great time exploring the night sky!
My version of Star Walk 2 inexplicably stopped working this morning (it was fine last night). It freezes on the title screen. Deleted it and tried to reinstall it, only to find my version no longer on sale. Instead have to download a new one (this one), and buy everything again!!!!! However, it too freezes during set-up. So, be warned, it’s buggy, and developers try and fleece you. AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Developer Response ,
We are sorry for that. Our team is working hard to fix the app's problems.
In-App PurchasesSee All
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- 303.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © Vito Technology, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Night Star Chart: Full Version £2.99
- Find Constellations the in Sky £0.99
- Explore Deep Space Objects 3D £0.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.