• • Explore our beautiful Planets, Moons, Rings, Satellites, Stars, Constellations, Messier objects and much much more
  • • Just point and view. Your Windows 8 AR enabled device will open up a window into the visible universe.
  • • Sit back and enjoy tours of all the planets, as Star Chart shows you views of our Solar System that you have never seen before.
  • • Shift forwards and backwards in time by up to 10,000 years.
  • • Control Star Chart with your Voice to 'fly-to', 'look at' & 'tour' night sky objects.
  • • Track and explore Satellites including Hubble and the ISS.
  • • Features all 88 constellations, with intricate constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 15th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
  • • Includes a complete re-mastered and high quality Messier catalogue of exotic deep sky objects.
  • • Accurately depicts 120K stars up to magnitude +10, and unlock 18M stars with an in-app purchase
  • • Share your beautiful screen captures, astronomical discoveries and night sky viewing with your friends, with the help of Windows 8 Share.
  • • Select anything in the sky and get facts on what you are looking at, including distance, brightness and exact position in the sky.
  • • Very powerful zoom function lets you view the sky in extra detail.
  • • Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.
  • • Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon, so now you can see where the sun is even at night!
  • • Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.
  • • A powerful and dynamic search function lets you search the entire night sky, utilising the new Windows 8 Search
  • • Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky with your Windows 8 screen at any angle.

Additional information

Version Notes

This major update brings Windows 8.1 features to Star Chart, and adds Meteor Showers as an upgrade. Key Win8.1 features include: - Continuous width resizing in snap view - Find anything from anywhere with our new integrated search function - Updated Live-Tiles and support for larger format Bug fixes: - Moon now shows the correct side with respect to the Earth (whooops!) - Star distances are now shown in the data box - On re-install Star Chart now auto detects and enables previous in-app upgrades.

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Frank · 7/21/2015
Awesome App

I like it a lot, I just wish it had a Full version instead of buying upgrades. One full package. Other than that It's Awesome App.

Reviewer 4724 · 7/15/2015
Great app. Unable to remove constellation art..

Besides the boat load of in-app purchase offers that are shoved down your throat which will cost $20 in the long run, this is a fantastic app. From deep sky to planetary viewing it will suite your astronomy need and or if you just want some insight of what's above our atmosphere. Just one more complaint I have is the constellation art which is displayed. There is no way to disable the art. This makes seeing the actual constellation MUCH harder. Overall its a decent app, worth to give it a try.

Reviewer 6615 · 7/16/2015

I downloaded this as learning this is a fascination of mine but mostly because my 4 year old as recently started talking about outer space and has expressed interest in learning about the planets. This app is AMAZING! I plan on paying for the few extra accessories (comets, satellites, etc.) later on. This virtual tour of stars, planets, constellations, moons, galaxies, etc is absolutely phenomenal! Very beautiful and an EXCELLENT visual tool for young learners! The fact that you can view the planets on current time or fast forward/reverse to watch/visualize their paths is just a bonus! IDK why this app isn't 5 star!!! LOVE IT I would advise people not to base their decision to download solely on reviews! Plus it free so why not! Explore it and I guarantee you'll be amazed. (or maybe I'm just a nerd :) )

Leonard W · 7/1/2015
Looks Nice

I like it and all the features. I do not use it much though because I have to find a WiFi connection for my tablet to used it.

lynn · 7/9/2015

I love looking at the stars😉

LOU · 3/5/2015


Reviewer 7076 · 7/20/2015

this is the best star app but it takes a long tine to install

John · 4/4/2015
Amazing App. I use it at least once a week!

I love this application. It's not always centered, but, not far off. Amazingly accurate and informative.

Arlene · 2/6/2015
Great program!

This app is lots of fun to play with; very easy to use and informative. The movies are lovely and the interactions are fun. Even without paying anything, you still get so many features. It's a great teaching tool as well as a fun way to kill a few hours. Highly recommended.

Lorie · 2/7/2015
Great Access to Space

I love this app. It is a bit different on a laptop than on an iPad. I love having access to information about the night sky. My grandchildren are learning about the sky and ask to see it on the computer and are able to inquire about the night sky. Thanks to the app I was able to show my grandson where the meteor shower would happen. I did have problems with the location of Love Joy. The star chart seemed to be different from what was on the internet. Even with the differences, I love this app. Thank you.

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