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, comets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!
The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night 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
⁕ BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people ⁕
◆ Watching the real-time map of the sky day and night
◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
◆ The ability to manage time with “Time machine”
◆ A collection of deep sky objects
◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events
◆ Pro stargazing (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 hold your phone up and point it 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. You won't miss anything!
► 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 simpler and cleaner interface in vibrant colours for retina displays
-Atmospheric visual and sound effects
-Exclusive handcrafted 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 iOS 12 users.
The Star Spotter feature won't work for the devices that are not equipped with digital compass.
Start your best stargazing experience right now!
• Manage notifications about astronomical events in a new way:
- Сhoose when to receive notifications (5/15/30/60/120 minutes before the event starts).
- Receive notifications only when you want (choose a period of time during which you will not be disturbed).
• Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Your reviews on the App Store are always welcome.
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
“Ad-free” still send ads. Don’t buy!
I purchased the full “ad-free+” bundle and most of the ads disappeared, but they still send advertisements through the notification system. The last one said “Grab all-in-one Bundle with a huge discount” which is clearly trying to sell me something and thus an ad. When I complained, they said it was not an ad but a notification and I could turn it off. But notifications are an otherwise good feature of the app which tells you of astronomical events, so no, I want to keep them on, but without the ads that I payed extra not to see. They finally “thanked me for my opinion”. Nothing was done about this. Don’t pay extra for ad-free as they will not honor it. There are other astronomical apps out there, hopefully more honest.
......Thank you to the developer for replying. To the developer my answer is: a message about “sales and special offers” is a message selling something, which is an advertisement. It’s an ad. To think that it isn’t an ad because you sent it through the notification system is wrong. It’s not just that they “bother” me. I paid your fee for no ads. So don’t send ads. Give me what I paid for. It’s that simple.
Developer Response ,
We are sorry to hear that such notifications bother you. We send them because it is a way to keep users up to date with our sales and special offers.
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Vito Technology Inc.
- 300.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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
- Rated 4+
- © Vito Technology, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Night Sky View: No Ads $5.99
- Night Sky View: without Ads $2.99
- Night Sky Map: Limited Offer $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.