What's New

Order Night Sky MiniScope™ through the Night Sky™ app with Apple Pay!

Night Sky MiniScope™ is here! Capture the real Night Sky™ with your phone!

Version 3.5 adds Night Sky MiniScope™ mode to the Night Sky™ apps and MiniScope™ Remote to Apple Watch.

Night Sky MiniScope™ is a small telescope which attaches to your phone. It's easy to use, lightweight, small, sturdy, powerful and sublime. Night Sky MiniScope™ works seamlessly with the Night Sky™ stargazing apps.

Locate a celestial object with the Night Sky™ app and get the perfect image with Night Sky MiniScope™.

If you have a Night Sky MiniScope™ you can enable MiniScope™ Mode in settings.

App Description

Enhanced for Apple Watch

The Night Sky™
Wonder No More™

From the creators of the hugely popular original Night Sky™ app comes a totally remastered experience. Just point your device to the sky to identify stars, planets, constellations and even satellites! With a Breathtaking New Sky View, a new World Traveller mode, clear and concise new Stargazing Conditions graphs, gorgeous new 3D graphics and many more new features, prepare to see the sky in a whole new way with all new The Night Sky!™ Wonder No More™.

“I’m very impressed with The Night Sky … it offers a delightful and polished user experience.” - Avery Wang (creator of Shazam)

“…Pure fun to use and really hard to put down. … Exactly what educational apps should be all about” - iDownload Blog

***** Over 15000 5 star customer reviews worldwide! – App Store

All New Feature Set:

• Enhanced for Apple Watch: Live push notifications for ideal stargazing times, check out the Stargazing Clock, see The Night Sky™ Latest News right from your wrist, and what's around you with Night Sky™ Community features!

• Breathtaking New Sky View: A completely redesigned new Sky View comes to Night Sky™ with a vivid new colorful atmosphere, animations, and more detailed stars, satellites, and planets than ever before, prepare to become visually immersed in the Night Sky™.

• 3D Earth View: Explore our planet with beautiful new 3D Earth Mode. See where any satellite is at anytime, by exploring our own globe with the tip of your finger.

• Night Sky™ Community: Engage with fellow stargazers and astronomers in the exclusive Night Sky™ Community. Share ideal stargazing locations with others and explore locations others have shared.

• World Traveller: Explore the sky from anywhere in the world with the new World Traveller mode. Fancy a trip to see what the sky looks like in another country? Then travel there instantly and view it from the palm of your hand.

• Stargazing Conditions: Explore the stargazing conditions in your area for the upcoming week. Beautiful new Stargazing graphs mean with a glance you can see the perfect time to go stargazing! Combine Stargazing Conditions with World Traveller and check out the ideal time to go stargazing in a certain area you may be travelling to, for instance that camping trip at a National Park at the weekend!

• Stargazing Widgets & Notifications: See the Stargazing Conditions at a glance in iOS 8, with The Night Sky™ widget. Be notified during the day about stargazing conditions for that evening, satellites that are coming into view, and also celestial event notifications. Never miss out on amazing things that are happening in the sky above ever again!

• Absorbing New Music and Effects: All new Night Sky™ comes with an all-new absorbing sound track. Specifically composed to enhance your stargazing experience. Also included are new musical sound effects that interact with you as you stargaze. Never before has there been such a beautiful combination of sound and visual stargazing elements.

• Satellite Paths: A brand new feature, simply tap a satellite in Sky View and reveal the trajectory it will take across the sky!

• Beautiful New Sky Information Pack: A fully searchable in depth pack of data about thousands of objects in the Night Sky™. Completely redesigned and packed full of new content, prepare to be blown away with fascinating facts about our universe.

• Latest Night Sky™ News: Never miss out on any events happening in the sky above with Night Sky™ Latest News. Learn about upcoming Eclipses, all annual celestial events, and even stargazing events local to you, right from our own Night Sky™ Latest News editors!

• Designed for iOS 8: With The Night Sky™ Widget included, and optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, you know with The Night Sky™ you’re getting the most out of the latest iOS technology. (iOS 7 and other devices also supported).

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 11, 2011 New version 1.7
  • November 12, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • November 16, 2011 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • November 23, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • November 26, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 29, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 02, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • December 06, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 10, 2011 New version 1.8
  • December 18, 2011 New version 1.9
  • January 04, 2012 New version 1.9.1
  • January 25, 2012 New version 1.9.2
  • February 10, 2012 New version 1.9.3
  • April 27, 2012 New version 1.9.4
  • June 01, 2012 New version 1.9.5
  • September 21, 2012 New version 1.9.6
  • November 18, 2012 New version 1.9.7
  • November 21, 2012 New version 1.9.8
  • January 10, 2013 New version 1.9.9
  • January 17, 2013 New version 1.9.10
  • August 01, 2013 New version 1.9.11
  • October 04, 2013 New version 1.9.12
  • November 11, 2013 New version 1.9.13
  • December 06, 2013 New version 1.9.14
  • November 03, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • January 29, 2015 New version 3.1
  • March 18, 2015 New version 3.1.1
  • April 26, 2015 New version 3.2.1
  • July 05, 2015 New version 3.5
  • August 08, 2015 New version 3.5.1