SkySafari Legacy

4.5
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About this app

Note: Version 7 of SkySafari is now available and includes new exciting features. Search for "SkySafari Astronomy" in the Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simulationcurriculum.skysafari7

SkySafari 7 is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket, puts the universe at your fingertips, and is incredibly easy to use!

Simply hold your device to the sky and quickly locate planets, constellations, satellites, and millions of stars and deep sky objects. Packed with interactive information and rich graphics, discover why SkySafari is your perfect stargazing companion under the night sky.

Notable features in Version 7 (Search "SkySafari Astronomy" in the Google Play Store):

+ Complete support for the latest version of Android. We’ve got you covered and release regular updates.

+ OneSky - allows you to see what other users are observing, in real time. This feature highlights objects in the sky chart and indicates with a number how many users are observing a particular object.

+ Sky Tonight - jump to the new Tonight section to see what’s visible in your sky tonight. Expanded information has been designed to help plan your night and includes Moon & Sun info, calendar curations, and the best positioned deep sky and solar system objects.

+ Orbit Mode - Lift off from the Earth and travel to the planets, moons and stars.

+ Guided Audio Tours - Listen to more than four hours of audio narration to learn the history, mythology, and science of the heavens.

+ Galaxy View - Visualize the 3-D location of stars and deep sky objects in our Galaxy the Milky Way.

+ Pronounce - “Yoor-a- nus”, not “Your-anus”? The pronunciation guide in SkySafari will help you learn how to correctly pronounce the names of hundreds of celestial objects from different categories such as stars, constellations and planets.

If you haven't used SkySafari before, here's what you can do with it:

+ Hold your device up, and SkySafari will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your real time movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.

+ See an eclipse now, in the past or in the future! Simulate the night sky from anywhere on Earth many years in the past or in the future! Animate meteor showers, comet approaches, transits, conjunctions, and other celestial events with SkySafari’s Time Flow.

+ Locate the Sun, Moon, or Mars from our extensive database and track the arrow to be directed to their exact locations in the sky before you. See spectacular views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets!

+ Learn about the history, mythology, and science of the heavens! Browse from hundreds of object descriptions, astronomical photographs, and NASA spacecraft images in SkySafari. Explore tons of NASA Space Missions!

+ Stay up-to-date with Sky Calendar, for all major sky events every day – miss nothing!

+ 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites including the International Space Station (ISS).

+ Animated meteor showers with complete viewing information & spectacular graphics.

+ Night Mode – Preserves your eyesight after dark.

+ Apple Maps Integration – Choose your location from a built-in Maps view.

+ Horizon Panoramas – choose from beautiful built-in vistas, or customize your own!

+ Advanced Search – Find objects using properties other than their name.

+ Much more!

+ Plus unlock the SkySafari Premium Subscription to access amazing features: massive deep sky database, events, curated news and articles, connected stargazing features, light pollution map and more.

For even more features, and telescope control check out SkySafari 7 Plus and SkySafari 7 Pro!
Updated on
Sep 5, 2023

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

4.5
36.2K reviews
ron papiska
January 19, 2024
Short obnoxious alarms that don't take you to the app. It was pure chance I was on the phone when one came up, it then gave 2 seconds to tap it, then disappears. First few times it went off I had no clue what it even was. Alarms for ISS then gives 2 minutes notice to head somewhere you can actually see it and no apparent way to change this setting rendering the app pretty much useless if you want to view the ISS.
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A Google user
September 23, 2018
My favorite astronomy app, after trying 5-6 others. I like being able to toggle the compass. Descriptions are very informative. I like that you can set it to notify you of events (like satellites/planets rising). My only issue is that, although I've disabled sound for notifications via Android 8.0, notifications still have a sound. I'd rather be able to set it to vibrate or just silent, but still have a notification icon. Other than that, no issues and super useful!
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conunpocodefe
February 28, 2022
I got new phone and loaded SkySafari. I went outside and held it up and it said the moon was straight ahead. Nope. 90 degrees to the left! Then I realized I hadn't inputted my location. After that it was spot on. Great app. I've told many about the app. Too bad there's not a knob to dial down the city lights! A great tool when you can escape the city.
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