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Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more.

Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.

The Map doesn't move/points in the wrong place
Make sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation. Look it up here:

Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here
Are there any magnets or metal nearby that might interfere with the compass? Try switching off "magnetic correction" (in settings) and see if that is more accurate.

Why is autolocation not supported for my phone?
In Android 6 the way permissions work has changed. You need to enable the location permission setting for Sky Map as described here:

The Map is jittery
Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings). We have a better solution coming soon!

Do I need an internet connection?
No, but some functions (like entering your location manually) won't work without one. You'll have to use the GPS or enter a latitude and longitude instead.

Can I help test the latest features?
Sure! Join our beta testing program and get the latest version.

Find us elsewhere:
* (github - source code)
* (Google Plus)

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  • 1.9.6 - RC6
  • Android 5.0 - Lollipop (SDK: 21)
  • December 19, 2020
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • 0ee3167e8572a0d438a02bb4de5f439c
  • Fixed the ordering of Jupiter and Saturn.
    Adds an event in Time Travel for the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction.
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  • 1.9.5 - RC2
  • Android 4.1.x - Jelly Bean (SDK: 16)
  • September 22, 2020
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • ef2bb2348a5a05533535e0a619ea654a
  • • Welsh language support (many thanks Cymrodor)
    • Some Norwegian translation fixes (credit: FTNo)
    • Made the Calibration dialog less aggressive and self-closing
    • Shortened the EULA
    • Restored Firebase Analytics
    • Retired the temporary data hack for Neowise
    • Changed the declination lines to be 10 degrees apart instead of 9 and added labels
    • Moved the time travel dialog controls to the bottom so they do not clash with the Android UI
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  • 1.9.4 - neowisehack
  • Android 4.0.x - Ice Cream Sandwich (SDK: 15)
  • July 25, 2020
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • 56ee1f4566cbd5453834c0c622386cdb
  • Comet Neowise!

    Note: Rather than calculate the comet's location at the current time, we instead show its position on half a dozen days over the next couple of weeks. Given that the comet will not be visible for long we felt implementing this quickly was the best solution.

    Some translation fixes including Norwegian - thanks for all who contributed.
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  • 1.9.3 - P
  • (SDK: 28)
  • September 5, 2018
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • 83c7bfd0a24cc2745c25655448007f10
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  • 1.9.3
  • Android 4.0.x - Ice Cream Sandwich (SDK: 15)
  • August 21, 2018
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • 6e2fcd0f8fc67183e1fce016db37fd50
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  • 1.7.1
  • Android 2.3.3 - 2.3.7 - Gingerbread (SDK: 10)
  • May 2, 2018
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • ff5ff5d1a2181e9d8aeccacf1591ab00
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  • 1.8.1
  • Android 4.0.x - Ice Cream Sandwich (SDK: 15)
  • October 20, 2017
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • 0e1fb6a8b602b3d9a7d62184b4ba9f5f
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  • 1.8.0
  • Android 4.0.x - Ice Cream Sandwich (SDK: 15)
  • October 20, 2017
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • 9aa9ace28b207e01f65f0efd22caa8c9
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  • 1.9.2
  • Android 4.0.x - Ice Cream Sandwich (SDK: 15)
  • October 1, 2016
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • 5e31045dc6978721c217fa0813a88a74
  • Workaround for bugs in the Samsung S4 and Note 3 that caused crash on start up.

    Workaround for a small number of gyro-less phones that misreport their sensor status causing the map not to move.

    Uses gyro by default if supported

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  • 1.9.1e
  • Android 4.0.x - Ice Cream Sandwich (SDK: 15)
  • September 26, 2016
  • B2C15A206D772ED19551573CB0FDB5D11916B7BE
  • f35bed8504dba9deee3154991e6bcfb0
  • Work around for bugs in the Samsung S4 and Note 3 that caused crash on start up.
    Uses gyro by default if supported
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10 recent comments of Sky Map APK

Christopher Chris

Works well, no crashing. Takes a minute for calibration when you first start it but I really can't complain as it does its job well.

Derek Madonia

It's a great and fun tool to quickly put a name to a star or planet. I love using it with my kids.

Garrett Curley

I reinstalled this app after over year of not using it on my 1st gen Moto G. It worked in the past, so I was surprised when it didn't work this time (sky not moving in auto mode). Turns out I needed to check the "Disable gyroscope" option in the settings. I actually thought that the compass or accelerometer was a gyroscope equivalent. A more novice user might not have bothered looking for a fix to this known issue.

scott bliss

Excellent app. Seems amazingly accurate. A great way to get my kid interested in astronomy/science. We saw what I thought was Mars (reddish color) but Skymap identified it as Betelgeuse. We googled Betelgeuse and found out we were actually looking at a red giant star over 600 light years away. Alot of fun for us.

Janean Sylvia Reed

I love this app, there's so many features to this app that continues to excite me. For example, you can go into the past, & forward to the future to see constalation, plus you can go to a particular date & time. I took a picture one day without knowing there was 3 plants that my camera pick up. I've put the exact location time & date of what planets was in my cellphone picture, That blew my mind to see what planets was in my picture. It'll be educational for children and adults, so get it, NOW.


I had this app before and removed from a previous phone for space. Just never had installed on my (then) newer phone. (Using Note 3) installed tonight, downloaded quickly and was ready to calibrate. Calibration took a couple of trys and did end up using the figure 8 method to do so. (Explained in app) Went from low accuracy straight to high. Everything lined up perfectly. Such a fun app that's also very functional. Now I'm eager to see if it will work just as well on my new(er) phone upgrade.. Note 5.

Charles Atkinson

Used to be such a good app, however after upgrading several phones over the years the app hasn't kept up and flat out doesn't work on my Moto z force. Premium phone with outstanding performance so I know it's not my phone but the app can't seem to use gyro data correctly and just spins the image around on screen as though you were moving. Not useful in this manner

-KITN- KittilsVogel

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (4.4.4 KitKat), had a little trouble at first in the calibration of my device. Used different tools and did tests til showing accurate. SKY Maps works like a charm every time used, just as promised it would once my device was set up correctly. ; )

Emily A. Saaen

Thanks for that alone, guys! There are a bunch of other (potentially wonderful) apps out there, which a paranoic like me cannot use, and in that sea of intrusive jerks you are a breath of fresh air. Props for respecting your users' privacy (:

Marck ZJ Equipado

When I saw this app I immediately install it . because i love exploring the skies but.. When I open it .. It doesn't work to my device... Does it works for huawei phones.? Hopefully it does.. I'll rate it 5 because you make other people happy for this app.. Thank you.. :)

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