If you need a quick way to determine if you should bother setting up your telescope, or just want to know if that bright 'star' is actually planet, this is an app you'll find very useful.

What's Up? displays the locations of the Sun, Moon and planets on a simple grid display representing the sky. There is no augmented reality, no motion tracking: just take a peek at the display and know what's up.

(For a complete 3D rendered augmented reality and motion tracking solution, please try the award-winning companion app 'Pocket Universe').

Slide the time-bar forwards or backwards to see if your favorite planet is going to appear soon, and from which direction.

If you already own Pocket Universe, this app is similar to the "Currently Visible" display mode, but - dare I say it - a little prettier, and quicker to use.


* Displays the location in the sky of the Sun, Moon, Planets and Pluto.
* Tell at a glance which objects are good for observation.
* Moon phases are displayed.
* Link to Wikipedia Page for more in-depth information.
* Southern Hemisphere supported.
* Network support only required for Wikipedia access.

Please note: Localizations are limited to Planet names.

What’s New

Version 3.6

Happy holidays! The elves took a break from making toys to create a new version of What's Up?, and they:

* Brought back the old icon
* Fixed the watch app
* Tweaked and fixed bugs


Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

maddin4j ,

Just what I expect from the maker of Pocket Universe

This app is wonderful and just as great as Pocket Universe. I really like it that it opens Pocket Universe when you tap on a planet. The only thing I don't like is that it is that the graphics are not retina-ready....yet.

iphonejunky2583 ,

Another great astronomy app

I have a big 10" dob and it a pain to drag it outside just to find out what I want to see is not there..this app just saved me years of back pain!! Thanks again CraigDesign!!!

Ihavetheright ,


Why isn't this App part if Pocket Universe, it's pointless, the developer is obviously trying to boost poor sales of Pocket Universe and make a quick buck out of this app that doesn't really do anything, it doesn't even show you where the planets are, just says "it's up"! And you want people to PAY for this...? Make this free, that's all it's worth.. It doesn't do anything worth a cent...


John Kennedy
32 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 and watchOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

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

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