Parents' Guide to

SkyView - Explore the Universe

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Astronomy app uses location to explain your view of the sky.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Very good but doesn't always have the sound.

I bought the $1.99 upgrade but I don't always get the sound track. That is the main reason I upgraded. Also I hade to manually calibrate it. Other than that. I like it.

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  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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SKYVIEW - EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE is an excellent tool for learning about the astronomical universe. It is similar in many ways to other astronomy apps available, but its ability to search for an object and its overlay of objects on your personal camera view are neat features, as is the inclusion of man-made satellites and their histories. It can be hard to adapt to the app's controls at first, but once you get used to how to move your device, the app is very powerful and exciting.

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