SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, news, sun clock, point at the sky, weather, and more. Tap “…More” to learn why you should download this App today!

SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope or with ARKi.

SkyORB is free to download and you can upgrade to the premium version directly from the application to enjoy even more features, as notifications and on-the-cloud backup.

What you will get with SkyORB (Lite version):

• Fast (multi-core optimized) and lightweight (<100MB), full featured astronomy app.
• a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering,
• a Zoom all the way in to the solar system, or zoom all the way out to the rest of the Milky Way in 3D.
• a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, Augmented reality with ARKit support.
• Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids.
• Weather forecast from current location,
• Personalized ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planets elongation and opposition.
• Display day/night terminator on a world map,
• Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula, constellation, place, planets, space probes (Pioneer and Voyager) and more.
• Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times,
• Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars
• Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications. Also receive enhanced push notifications of astronomy news released in the press.

Upgrade to SkyORB Premium (one-time purchase or 12-month membership) and unlock access to a host of additional features that will extend and improve your use of SkyORB as:

• Ad-free version
• Full screen in planetarium view, including more view unlocked
• Display more information on moon phases, ephemeris.
• More views unlocked, including ability to hide user interface in planetarium and local view modes,
• More complete search engine,
• Easily recover your premium upgrade to all your devices connected to your account, thanks to the iOS cloud storage.
• And many more features unlocked !
• Apple Watch (watchOS 2) with vocal search engine, digital crown, equation of time complication, and stand alone from the phone.

PLEASE NOTE that your 12-months Premium Membership will automatically renew for the same duration and price as the one originally chosen.

You can update your membership or switch off the automatic renewal 24 hours before the next subscription payment by signing in to your iTunes account (AppStore / page bottom Sign In / View ID) and go to the "Manage Subscriptions" section. No cancellation is possible during the running subscription period. See privacy policy link at Premium membership requires internet connection.
  • Developer Environments Xcode Android Studio
  • Frameworks Core Location AVFoundation Cocoa Touch Core Motion OpenGL
  • Analytics SDK Flurry
  • Mobile Features Ads Accelerometer Push Notifications Audio & Video Location In-app Purchases Cloud Storage Graphics & Animation
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Version History:
Version: 2  (Jun, 2013 - Jun, 2014)   Show More
Version: 1  (Aug, 2012 - May, 2013)   Show More
App Store Reviews
sobetrance, 5 stars:


electrosalas, 4 stars:

Buscaba una app, una herramienta que me permitiera aprender el mapa estelar y como se transforma a lomlargo de la noche y del ao. Con esta app lo estoy logrando. Me parece excelente y la recomiendo. Especialmente, como en mi caso, alguien quiere hacer navegacion estelar sin brjula. Caminar por el campo, laplaya o desierto sin mas orientacion que las estrellas, y si acaso un reloj de pulsera. Felicitaciones!.

This is very coooooool!, 5 stars:

This is very cool!!!!!

trit, 4 stars:

Each time I accessed this app on my iPad, I continually had to repurchase the app. Very annoying feature. Granted it does not charge after the first purchase, but remains as an annoying flaw.

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