Solar System Scope is a fun way of Exploring, Discovering and Playing with the Solar System and Outer Space.
Solar System Scope (or just Solar) contains many views and celestial simulations, but most of all - it brings you closer to the furthest reaches of our world and lets you experience lots of fantastic space sceneries.
It aspires to be the most illustrative, easy to understand and simple to use space model.
- 3D Encyclopedia
In Solar’s unique encyclopedia you will find the most interesting facts about every planet, dwarf planet, every major moon and more – and everything is accompanied by realistic 3D visualizations.
Solar’s encyclopedia is available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Korean and Slovak. More languages are coming soon!
- Nightsky Observatory
Enjoy Stars and constellation of the night sky as viewed from any given location on Earth. You can point your device at the sky to see all objects in their proper place, but you can also simulate Night sky in the past or in the future.
Now with advanced options that let you simulate ecliptic, equatorial and azimuthal line, or grid (among other things).
- Scientific Instrument
Solar System Scope calculations are based on up-to-date orbital parameters published by NASA and let you simulate celestial positions at any given time.
- For Everyone
Solar System Scope is well suited for all audiences and ages: It is enjoyed by space enthusiasts, teachers, scientists, but Solar is successfully used even by children of 4+ years of age!
- Unique Maps
We are proud to present a very unique set of planetary and moon maps, that let you experience a true-color space as never before.
These accurate maps are based on NASA elevation and imagery data. Colors and shades of the textures are tuned according to true-color photos made by Messenger, Viking, Cassini and New Horizon spacecrafts, and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Basic resolution of these maps is for free – but if you would like the best experience, you can check out the highest quality, which is available with In-App purchase.
- Join our vision
Our vision is to build the ultimate space model and bring you the deepest space experience.
And you can help - try Solar System Scope and if you like it, spread the word!
And don’t forget to join the community and vote for new features on our homepage.
Added famous comet Hale-Bopp and interesting comets of 2020:
ATLAS C/2019 Y4,PanSTARRS C/2017 T2,2P/Encke,88P/Howell,29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann,ASASSN C/2018 N2,289P/Blanpain,141P/Machholz,17P/Holmes
Improved lightning in planet view
- vietnamese thanks to Chevalier(firstname.lastname@example.org)
- arabic thanks to MJTerminator(email@example.com) and Ayad(firstname.lastname@example.org)
- easier button interaction
- years selection in time settings
- satellite titles in Earth orbit
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Wish you could zoom into earth
I have used the website and now this app for years and I’ve learned a lot from it.
My biggest frustration is I have always wanted to zoom in on the part of earth facing the sun to see its position. You can sort of see it from behind the sun but always you’re left with wanting to zoom in to get a closer look. There are some zooming features but it always seems like a frustrating experience and it blocks you from getting it exactly where you want it.
Other than that, it’s been a really useful website/app over the years.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the feedback, and we will try to improve the zooming.
Solar System Scope
This is the best app I have ever experienced in my entire life! My intelligence about space increased by at least 45%. I love this app so much, that I am going to keep it forever. Solar System Scope has taught me so many things about space in just one day! I love how realistic it is. Literally the stars, planets, and other things look so real! You guys did a good job, and I appreciate it. One thing I wish the app could do is: Visit Messieurs. I wish it could be able to go to the Messieurs so you can see them up close, and clearly. It would be so beautiful and cool to be able to see the Messieurs up close (Visit). If you could try updating it so you could be able to see other things like Messieurs, Comets, and Satellites, that would be great. Another last thing I wish the app could do is: Exploring other Galaxies! That would be so great, I would never delete the app in my life! If this app could visit other Galaxies, it would be so Awesome, everyone would have it. But other than those two things, the app is incredibly amazing!!! Great job you guys; you have changed my view about space, and the Galaxy.
Beautiful but needs much improvement
I guess this review is kind of a “twofer”.
Initially, I purchased this app for use on my 27” 5k Retina display iMac. I also found it in the App Store for iOS so I downloaded it for my iPad Pro. I’ll detail the various issues I’ve encountered below.
1) I mentioned my iMac because it is more than capable of running apps like this. Yet, my iMac has two problems with it:
A) The app freezes frequently. Even when removing objects such as the asteroids to reduce the load on the computer. B) Quitting the app brings about the rainbow wheel of death. At this point, the only solution becomes to “force quit” the application.
Today, after I downloaded the app the next issue quickly became evident. The app does function very well and smooth. (What parts of it are included in the download.) This is where I take issue.
Having to pay for an app that I have already paid for. I could not find any place where I could “login” to prove I had already bought the app and should be able to enjoy all of its functions accordingly. I can’t.
If I want to enjoy the full functionality of the app on my iOS device, I have to re-pay for an app I have already bought.
So, given the above reasons, I can only give this app one star. It’s only real saving grace is its beauty but unless and until these issues get resolved, it’s like putting lipstick on a pig.
Developer Response ,
Dear Frankie, thank you for your rating and the review. We are sorry for caused inconveniences. I believe, you are talking about two different products. Solar System Scope contains desktop version and mobile version. Both works slightly different. So there is no repaying, both products are one time payment only. Anyhow, we are happy to offer you full refund, so please email us the transaction ID at: email@example.com or we can further discuss this matter. Thank you. Inove team
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- 249 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- © 2020 INOVE, s.r.o.
- In-App Purchases
- HQ Textures / No Ads $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.