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Skyview is a free stargazing app that identifies stars and constellations when users point their device camera at the sky. Skyview is available for download for both iOS and Android devices.  The Skyview apps feature both in-app purchases and advertisements. Skyview is rated for users of all ages and is safe for kids to use.

About SkyView® Free
Category
Education
In-App Purchases
None
Rating
Everyone

What is SkyView® Free?

Skyview is a free stargazing app that identifies stars and constellations when users point their device camera at the sky.


Skyview is available for download for both iOS and Android devices.  The App Store offers the Skyview Lite version that offers in-app purchases while the Google Play Store offers Skyview Free that contains advertisements. This app is rated for users of all ages.

 

Skyview is a stargazer’s companion app. Users simply point their device at the sky, and Skyview will identify stars, satellites, galaxies, planets, and constellations. The app also allows users to set reminders for big celestial events and stargazing plans, track the path of the sun and moon, see future and past skies, and share images on social networks.

 

Skyview  has over 9 million downloads and was named one of the App Store Best in 2012, and the Best Education App in the App Store Rewind in 2011. Looking up at the night sky is often overwhelming and powerful, and causes us to dream.

 

By fostering this awe inspiring past time, Skyview is fostering not only celestial knowledge, but dreams and ideas in adults and kids alike. Skyview Lite is a free version of the full Skyview app, which has a few extra features, including a widget which displays the night’s brightest objects.

 

Skyview Lite has a couple in-app purchases, including the brightest satellites and sightings widget and a stargazing music pack, both $0.99 and both included in the full version of the app.

 

The app has won a few rewards, but it is also loved by reviewers, who have combined for an aggregate of 4.6 out of 5 in the iTunes review section, acclaiming the excitement and wonder the Skyview Lite app brings them.

Is SkyView® Free safe for my kids?

The Skyview apps are safe for kids. These apps offer a great opportunity for parents to share in the experience of wonder and awe of stargazing with kids.

Parents should know these apps features in-app purchases, and should have a conversation with their kids about making purchases or downloads without permission.

The share feature may also be cause for concern, but it is not a necessary element of Skyview, and those who make use of it are simply sharing photos to accounts they have already created.

If social networks are a concern, it is important to know that Skyview Lite is not a social network in itself, but simply has the ability to connect and share stargazing pictures to social accounts.

Skyview can be essential in developing a lifelong interest in the universe beyond and space, inspiring kids to learn more about the topic. The app sparks curiosity and makes the ancient tradition of stargazing more informative and fun for a lot of kids and adults alike.

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