Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your interactive guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information.
***Over 10 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010***
“Star Walk is a remarkably in-depth and detailed astronomy app. There's so much you can do with this app” - Common sense media
“Star Walk is the best stargazing application I have come across for the iPhone. Many of the features found within the application cannot be found in any others! This is one of the best developed and executed applications I have seen to hit the app store.” - iMore
“This app brings the old paper star chart into the smartphone age, and makes exploring the night sky easily accessible to everyone.” - Soggy Astronomer
Duran Duran's keyboard Nick Rhodes mentions Star Walk as his favourite app:
“It’s brilliant, and if you’re ever somewhere with a clear sky and no light pollution, it’s a revelation. It’s beautifully designed and makes clever use of the available technology. I’m fascinated by astronomy, but even if you’re not, give this a go.”
• Night sky map with thousands of stars, constellations and other sky objects.
• Real-time tracking of celestial bodies.
• Augmented reality sky view.
• Deep sky objects to explore in detail.
• Night mode.
• Extensive information about all sky objects.
• The ability to travel in time with “Time machine”
• Astronomical calendar with various celestial events.
• Stunning space pictures in “Picture of the Day”.
• “Sky Live” section with info about the moon phases, the amount of daylight, the visibility of the planets, etc.
Astronomical calendar, deep space objects, meteor showers, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and satellites are available through the STAR WALK PLUS subscription.
‣ Launch the app and point your device at the night sky - you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time.*
‣ Every object you tap has an (i) next to its name, tap it to access some information.
‣ A scale on right is the “Time machine”, slide it to explore the map of the night sky of tomorrow or years ago.
‣ A calendar of celestial events will make sure you never miss anything interesting.
‣ Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to add the image from your camera to your sky view.
‣ Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe.
‣ Star Walk is your personal planetarium. Project to a big screen with no picture quality loss.
*This feature (Star Spotter) is available for devices with digital compass. If your device does not have the digital compass, you can use your fingers to change the view of the sky map.
STAR WALK PLUS removes ads from the app and gives you access to the calendar with astronomical events, deep space objects, meteor showers, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and satellites. It offers a one-week free trial followed by an auto-renewing subscription.
Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Subscription may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
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+ Optimized for iOS 14
+ Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Ratings and Reviews
Star walks the best. I’ve had it forever.
Star walk is the best. I’ve had it forever. If it was the ONLY thing my iPhone could do I’d be thrilled beyond belief we are so spoiled these days with amazing tech. Thank you to star-walks creators! I don’t care how much they are pad to make this app, in my regard it counts as public service. The best! Why no one actually talks about it I do nit know.
I’m a professional astronomer I guess. Well I’m an astrophysics student. Let me be clear, You need zero astrophysics to use this app. You just need to like looking up and down and all around. Because the stars are all around us. One of my favorite things to do with my kids is to put my phone on its car mount and drive around our little neighborhood with star wall on in overlay mode so the can see that it’s us here on earth moving. Not the stars. Perspectively as we turn our heads and spin on our axis. You can see all the stars still. Below the horizon having just set or about to rise.
Thank you star work. Enough fun overlay artwork to keep and child interested. Or the child like - like we all are when we look up!
Developer Response ,
It is important for us to know that you love what we do. Thank you very much for your kind words and support!
Too difficult to read
Maybe it’s a bad setting or something but I find the data in the app very hard to read. When I first got the app several years ago it was fine but it keeps getting “prettier” and less useful. For one thing, object labels are missing if they are near the edge of the screen. As you get them closer to the center their labels show up as an unreadable gray. Finally, when they are almost in the center they are in a tiny but somewhat readable white font. Why aren’t they white all the time? If you’re using the app to try and find something you have to center the thing first. That’s hard to do if you don’t know where it is. Another hard thing to see is the horizon. It’s very subtly darker than the sky. Why not make it better defined? The planets are hard to find too. The pretty icons on the map can help but the red text is too dark against the black background. Things near the galactic equator are hard because the Milky Way image is much too bright. Finally, the new moon is shown as black. OK, it really is but if you’re trying to find it, good luck. If you center where this invisible object is, of course, then you may be able to spot the tiny white label. It would hurt the prettiness, I guess, but I’d love to see a white outline on it. Finally, this is the slowest app I have when I start it. It has pretty little animations of its name for a good 10 seconds. I didn’t get it for that. Basically it sacrifices utility for aesthetics.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. There are a plenty of objects shown on the screen at the same time, if all of them was labeled, you wouldn't be able to read anything. So the stars are not labeled unless selected, but planets, satellites, meteor showers and the Sun and the Moon are labeled permanently, except the case when a satellite goes 2/3 off the screen area. Planets (the Moon as well) can be easily spotted if follow the ecliptic or with the search option (the magnifier in the lower left corner of the screen). Your remarks on the fonts color and size are greatly appreciated and will be taken into consideration. The launch time depends on your hardware solution, on A9 and higher cpu it takes about 2 seconds, on A8 – about 5 seconds.
Awesome App for an Awesome Universe
This app should teach and thrill anyone from rank amateurs (like me) to advanced astronomy students. It literally takes you out of this world into the universe, regardless of your local time and place. Orient the app by waving your phone a few times in figure-8 motion to find your true horizon on the screen. In the northern hemisphere, turn the app due south and allow satellite view to see and identify what we humans have put up there, for better or worse. From due south, move straight up to the ecliptic to see the constellations and planets currently overhead. Follow the ecliptic around our planet to see what’s overhead elsewhere. Tap a planet, nebula, constellation, etc. to learn more; follow a Wikipedia link to learn yet more.
Developer Response ,
So glad that you enjoyed our app. Thank you very much for writing this amazing review! It is highly appreciated.
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- Vito Technology Inc.
- 197.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2008-2020 Vito Technology Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Star Walk Plus 1 Month Access $0.99
- Star Walk Plus 1 Year Access $4.99
- Star Walk Plus 3 Months Access $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.