Star Walk™ 2 - Guide to the Night Sky to Watch Stars, Planets, Meteor Showers & Constellations


Star Walk 2 is a next-generation tool for not only learning the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night sky but also for investigating its’ depth like watching constellations, nebulae and satellites from aside.

BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people.

Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing tool that combines astronomical data with premium technology to deliver an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations. All you have to do is point your iPhone or iPad at the sky.

“She’s a beauty.”
The Next Web

“Star Walk 2 is a terrific introduction to astronomy for young and old. It’s also handy for serious stargazers for observing planning.”

“For those who enjoy the original app, Star Walk 2 is worth the upgrade — the interface is gorgeous. Anyone with even a passing interest in astronomy should grab Star Walk 2.”

“It is worth every penny.”


All-new stunning design:
- New simpler and cleaner interface in vibrant colors for retina displays
- Atmospheric visual and sound effects, stirring soundtrack
- Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations, inspired by minimalist low-poly art

Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies*:
- Planetary nebulae
- Constellations
- Dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids
- Man-made satellites
- Layer by layer planets and missions

*Available through In-App Purchase. Constellations are available for free for limited time.

*No Internet connection required*

Universal app that works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Star Walk 2 is the first astronomy guide to introduce plausible three-dimensional models of planetary nebulae. Star groupings of the 88 officially recognized constellations are also presented in volume. You can see them as separate entities, turn them around and take a look from the other side. Complemented by articles on connected myths and history, this is the most comprehensive collection of information on constellations.*

As you hold your phone up and point it towards the sky, Star Walk 2 follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location. Easily find any star, constellation, or satellite in the sky by tapping Search. Star Walk will indicate the direction to look in.

Unlike on a plain photograph, every star in Star Walk 2 has coordinates. That means you can look at objects, for instance, a constellation from any vantage point in space, not to mention the ultimate accuracy of your map for your exact location.

Star Walk 2 gives you accurate daily data on current moon phase, time of sunset and sunrise, and elevation of planets. With just one slide you can see how the sky will look later tonight or throughout the year.

Special night-time soft red mode will help you preserve night vision when stargazing with a telescope. You can see the sky in X-Ray (and 5 more filters) to study the invisible structure of the universe. Live tracking for over 8,000 satellites will help you catch iridium flares, and detailed articles will satisfy the most curious inquirer.

What's new in version 1.3.1

- Martian surface in HD
- Missions to Mars
- Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages fixed for iOS8.2
- Minor bug fixes


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Skip Owens

Version 1.2.0 – February 21, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Recommended by Mark Tyler

Version 1.0.3 – November 21, 2014 at 3:19 AM

Recommended by Latenightlizzie

Version 1.1.0 – November 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Rated so-so by Jeff Freeze

Version 1.2.0 – January 20, 2015 at 6:58 AM

Recommended by Michael Overstreet

Version 1.3.1 – June 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Recommended by Oleg Neyolov

Version 1.3.1 – July 8, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Recommended by Nathan Jones

Version 1.3.1 – July 23, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Not as good as SkyView, but it's free.

Recommended by Michael

Version 1.3.1 – August 18, 2015 at 6:32 PM

Recommended by Grant Olsen

Version 1.3.1 – October 4, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Perfect app for iPhone.

Recommended by Douglas

Version 1.3.1 – December 7, 2015 at 6:57 AM

Recommended by Tiffany White

Version 1.3.1 – March 9, 2016 at 12:03 PM

Recommended by Jez Rushworth

Version 1.3.1 – June 25, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Recommended by Marci

Version 1.3.1 – June 26, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Recommended by Robert Fay

Version 1.3.1 – July 11, 2016 at 6:51 PM