"I have been using sky safari pro for the past 2 years and believed that it couldn't be better. Well I was wrong. Sky safari pro 4 is better, much better! You can now sort the search results and object lists in a number of different ways and there is an even better database of objects. The telescope control is better and the whole look and feel of the app has been improved. Buy it!."
- Arthur Fentaman, April 2014
"Awesome Attention to detail is incredible and praise worthy. I've owned two versions of Starry Night Pro and one version of The Sky, and as much as I enjoyed both suites Sky Safari is now my astronomy program of choice. Can't call it an "app." This is a flat-out suite. The graphics, options, and data within the program is awesome. Good idea to read FAQ page. I emailed the developers two questions that were already explained. Overall, I highly recommend it."
- Russ Ritter, April 2014
As reviewed in Sky & Telescope magazine, SkySafari for iOS is "revolutionary" and a "game-changer" that can completely replace your desktop astronomy software. Now SkySafari is here for Android - and it will change the way you do astronomy!
Click any of the app icons below to purchase SkySafari from Google Play. SkySafari uses standard Google Play licensing. You can install it on as many Android Devices as you have linked to your Google Play account. SkySafari requires a Google Play account, and will not run on devices (like the Kindle Fire) which do not have Google Play access.
SkySafari - $2.99, 67 MB. 120K stars, no telescope control.
The basic version of SkySafari 4 shows you 120,000 stars, plus 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky. It displays the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes the best-known 150 (or so) asteroids, comets, and satellites. It lets you find objects in the sky using your Android's built-in compass and accelerometer, and identify stars and planets by holding your phone up to them.
SkySafari Plus - $14.99, 302 MB, 2.5M stars, telescope control.
SkySafari 4 Plus adds a hugely expanded database, wireless telescope control - and the ability to leave Earth and orbit other objects in our solar system - to our basic version. It shows you 2.5 million stars, and 31,000 deep sky objects - including the entire NGC/IC catalog. It includes nearly 18,000 asteroids, comets, and satellites with updateable orbits. And it can point your GoTo or "Push-To" telescope anywhere in the sky, using your Android's built-in Wi-Fi or bluetooth, and our SkyFi or a bluetooth serial adapter.
SkySafari Pro - $39.99, 1.2 GB, 25M stars, telescope control.
The all-new SkySafari Pro has the largest database of any mobile astronomy app, period. It contains everything in SkySafari Plus - but also includes over 27 million stars from the Hubble Guide Star catalog 1 and 2, plus 740,000 galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and over 620,000 solar system objects, including every comet and asteroid ever discovered. It includes a new Moon map based on 2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data, with 8x the resolution of any other SkySafari version. Yet it runs just as fast and smoothly as our $3 basic version.
|All three versions of SkySafari require Android version 4.0 or later running on a 1 GHz or faster Android tablet or phone. SkySafari is optimized to use the full size of Android tablet screens, as well as smaller phone screens. Here are some examples:|
Consult the FAQ if you have questions about SkySafari for Android that are not answered on our web site. If your question isn't answered in the FAQ, visit Simulation Curriculum's support website and submit a ticket request for assistance. We'll do our best to get you an answer - which just might make it into the FAQ!