The Night Sky
★★ LIMITED TIME ONLY - 75% OFF SALE ★★ The Night Sky - Simply Magical The world famous Night Sky app comes to Windows 8! The Night Sky is a magical app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your Windows 8 tablet device up to the sky and The Night Sky will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see, just like magic! Even if your view is obscured by clouds or daylight, The Night Sky app will know which stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites are hiding from your view! You have to use this app to realize just how amazing it is! The Night Sky does this by using your location data provided by the GPS and compass built in to most Windows 8 tablet devices. It then cross references your location data with its inbuilt map of the sky and overlays the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites names on your screen. It really is magical and will amaze you, and anyone you show it to! Even if you are using a desktop PC, The Night Sky is still magical! It will show you the sky above you creating your own personal planetarium from the comfort of your desk! With the new Sky Information Pack, The Night Sky now gives you a wealth of information about the objects you can see. No longer will you wonder what is above you, The Night Sky has all the information you need to answer all your Night Sky questions! So next time you're gazing up in to The Night Sky and wonder the name of a star, planet, galaxy, constellation or even a satellite, just get out your Windows 8 device and let The Night Sky app amaze your gaze! The Night Sky really is simply magical!More
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I like this app but, it is a bit "off." When I point it to the North it shows East or West. It is great but is in need of an update.More
fantastic promise, but needs a few fixes
I can't wait for this app to be refined a bit! Right now, the view is 90 degrees off on my surface rt - it says west is south. Also, the augmented reality is an awesome idea, but doesn't really do anything since it only uses my front-facing camera (at least, I couldn't see any way to select the rear camera). I'll keep it installed with the hopes that it gets updated quickly, as everything else is really quite nice. Edit: timed trial is too limiting-I can't get updates to know when it's fixed!More
Sky is reversed in compass mode
When the app is placed in compass mode the sky is reversed. When pointing the surface north the screen shows the Southern horizon, etc.there does not appear a means to calibrate. not bad otherwise.More
I use a Surface RT with Win 8.1 I don't recall having a problem with this program a year and a half go. Unfortunately, it crashes every time and won't stay open. I'll uninstall it if there is no solution.More
App has serious problems
The app keeps crashing and having problems when trying to access the menu.More
Don't waste your time with this one, you are better off with a paper sky chart. Very slow, few details, inaccurate rotation (it was showing west while pointed north). I wish I could get my money back.More
the app shows one star in a constellation, I tried to click on other stars but it will only reference ONE. very disappointed. I am removing app.More
Continuously gets direction screwed up
Reverses direction N is S E is W etc.... On Microsoft surface rt.More
But like the other reviewers called out, the compass is roughly 90 degrees off on my Surface RT. I really like the live tile for the app - shows upcoming eventsMore
Star Program with Nonfunctional Compass?
Got the iPad and Surface app running right next to each other. Both about the same except the Surface version is 90 degrees off to the East. That seems like a pretty fundamental flaw, although most Surface apps seem to have the same issue. Makes the entire Surface ecology look profoundly amateur. Suggest someone bludgeon the 'responsible party' until they correct this astounding error if Surface apps are going to survive.More
The Night Sky
- ★ IDENTIFY HUNDRED'S OF OBJECTS IN THE NIGHT SKY
- ★ AMAZE ANYONE YOU SHOW IT TO, WORKS JUST LIKE MAGIC!
- ★ A CLEAR NO CLUTTER INTERFACE, MAKING IT EASY TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY OBJECTS IN THE SKY
- ★ LOOK AT THE SKY FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD USING THE 3D GLOBE FEATURE
- ★ WORKS ANYWHERE, NO DATA CONNECTION REQUIRED!
- ★ WORKS ON ALL TABLETS AND DESKTOP PC'S RUNNING WINDOWS 8
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- Approximate size
12.39 MB - 13.15 MBMore
- Age rating
For ages 12 and upMore
The app developer believes this app meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.More
- Supported processors
arm, x86, x64More
- Supported languages
English (United States)
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Thank you for downloading The Night Sky! This update brings general bug fixes ready for Windows 8.