Webby Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018
Lovie Award Winner 2020, 2019, 2018
Apple - Best of 2017
NIGHT SKY 8
Designed for macOS Big Sur & Apple Silicon
Night Sky is a powerful personal planetarium.
Quickly identify stars, planets, constellations and satellites in your own beautiful personal planetarium! This is all done magically. Whether you’re looking for a constellation or the International Space Station, research it with Night Sky from the comfort of your Mac!
Completely synced with Night Sky on your iOS/iPadOS device, the macOS version brings all your Sky Tours, Sky Notifications, Favorite Objects, and beautiful Moon Tours to the big screen of your Mac! Making it the perfect tool for research projects and browsing the sky in comfort.
+ NEW - BILLIONS OF STARS! (Premium Feature) - Space is vast, so Night Sky has been hyper charged in Night Sky 8 with over 1.7 BILLION STARS streamed from the cloud! With a new super deep zoom greater than 10X before, prepare to delve deeper into space than ever before!
+ NEW - STARLINK STRING FLYOVER NOTIFICATIONS - Get notified when a string of the recently launched Starlink satellites are about to flyover your current location!
+ NEW - NIGHT SKY WIDGET - Add the beautiful new Night Sky Widget, new for macOS Big Sur. Available in multiple sizes get relevant data to your location on satellite flyovers, conditions, and your favorite objects!
+ MAPS UI - A brand new clean and familiar interface for Night Sky, with new Search features with Quick Find, intelligent Night Red Mode, Light Pollution indicator and beautiful feature tiles prepare to navigate Night Sky quicker than ever before!
+ AURORA MAPPING (Premium Feature) - See where the Aurora is most visible with the nearest Aurora viewing locations to you highlighted. Complete with Aurora alerts!
+ PLANET INTERNAL STRUCTURES - With the tap of a button reveal the internal structures of the planets of the Solar System.
+ NIGHT SKY QUIZ - Test your knowledge of Night Sky with a new inbuilt quiz that supports ClassKit. Keep track of your students scores on various topics from Space History, Satellites, Stars and Living in Space!
+ AR OBJECT EXPLORATION - Pull Planets, Stars and Constellations out of the sky and look at them in great detail and even share the object via iMessage with USDZ!
+ NIGHT SKY TOURS (Premium Feature): Get a live tour or create your own tours for any location and time in the world!
+ MY SKY NOTIFICATIONS - Completely customize your notifications in Night Sky. Favorite any object and be informed when that object is rising for your current location.
+ MANY MORE FEATURES
Optional Night Sky Premium is available for $4.99/month or $29.99/year (or equivalent currency). You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. Auto-renew may also be turned off from here.
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Thank you for using Night Sky! Version 8.5 contains the following changes:
+ NEW - Space Exploration Timeline - A brand new feature to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space! Browse a fully comprehensive timeline of the last 60 years of Space Exploration, and see in real time how satellites have populated around the globe over the years.
+ Push Notification Enhancements - We've made changes to make Push Notifications more reliable.
+ My Sky Notifications improvements - We've made it easier to remove notifications you no longer need.
+ Space Time Travel UI control improvements.
+ Bug fixes and minor enhancements.
If you enjoy using Night Sky a great review on the App Store is always appreciated! If we can be of any further assistance, please reach out to the team at Support@NightSky.com who will be happy to help!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
This planetarium in your pocket makes it easy to discover the wonders of space wherever you go. Day or night, just aim your device skyward to see a live 3D map of the heavens, complete with beautifully illustrated constellations, stars, planets, and satellites. A special night mode helps you read the map in the dark, while integrated weather reports show the best times for stargazing. You can even have notifications alert you to future astronomical events.
If you don’t have this app you’re missing out.
I would have never known the International Space Station orbits the Earth about 15 times per day. I now watch it orbit twice just about every night. On non-cloudy nights anyway. It’s amazing. It’s like a star shooting across the night sky and Night Sky alerts us a couple minutes in advance then shows us exactly where to look. My 6 yr. old daughter has changed from wanting to be a veterinarian to wanting to be a space station driver. ;-)
Not sure if the main intention of this app is educational or to get kids dreaming of space travel but it does both very well. Only had it for a few days now so it will be fun to see what else it does. I imagine we have only scratched the surface. Definitely spend the $10 on the year membership. Jumping from planet to planet and seeing the sky and stars from their perspective is worth $100. We saw a planetarium show this week at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. This app is like your own show. There is a ton of activity going on in the night sky. It’s so much more interesting and fun to see when you know what you’re looking at.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your detailed review! Happy stargazing!
Missing some things
I love this app but lately it’s not picking up everything. There is a bright object to the top left of the moon right now, in close relation visually, and it’s not registering on the app. I gave it the benefit of the doubt that the bodies showing up a little further out were it but none of them lined up with position in the sky in relation and visual proximity to the moon. The app used to be spot on. Second time in 2 months I’ve been disappointed with as many times using it. Last time it wouldn’t show me where the moon was at all when I was trying to brag about the app to friends.
It was Mars. Why wouldn’t it be superimposed over one another and have something that says what it is? And when you try to zoom in to a local body you get visually flooded with our local cluster of galaxies (honestly, that’s annoying. I know it’s a combination of our galaxy with other galaxies mingled in, but help me learn from local bodies! At least give a staged zoom prompt where you can zoom to the inner planets, then the outer planets, then the galaxy, followed by the super clusters if you wanna take it deep lol. Also, this used to have a super easy to use function where you type in a local body and arrows guide you to its location in the sky. Why would you get rid of that?! 🤷♂️
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review. You are able to completely customize how Night Sky presents the sky from Preferences within the main menu of Night Sky so we would encourage exploring the app some more. Our app does accurately display the positions of stars and planets so it's not clear why you have been experiencing issues. If we can be of any further assistance, please reach out to the team at Support@NightSky.com, who will be happy to help. We hope to earn your 5 star review!
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- iCandi Apps Ltd.
- 1.1 GB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 12.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Night Sky Premium Monthly $4.99
- Night Sky Premium Annual $29.99
- Premium Monthly $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.