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:

From version Sky Map 1.10.0 - RC3:

Adds Comet Leonard, which will be visible for a few days around Christmas.

Sundry translation improvements and a major refactoring of the code.

(Android 1.5+)
Latest: 1.6.4 on October 2, 2014
(Android 4.1+)
Latest: 1.9.5 - RC3 on September 25, 2020
(Android 5.0+)
Latest: 1.9.6 - RC6 on December 18, 2020
(Android 8.0+)
Latest: 1.10.0 - RC3 on December 22, 2021
(Android 9.0+)
Latest: 1.9.3 - P on September 5, 2018
All versions
Sky Map 1.10.0 - RC3
December 22, 2021

Version:1.10.0 - RC3

Uploaded:December 22, 2021 at 12:48AM UTC

File size:5.44 MB


Sky Map 1.9.6 - RC6
December 18, 2020

Version:1.9.6 - RC6

Uploaded:December 18, 2020 at 4:20AM UTC

File size:4.26 MB


Sky Map 1.9.5 - RC3
September 25, 2020

Version:1.9.5 - RC3

Uploaded:September 25, 2020 at 4:13PM UTC

File size:3.73 MB


Sky Map 1.9.5 - RC2
September 18, 2020

Version:1.9.5 - RC2

Uploaded:September 18, 2020 at 4:30PM UTC

File size:3.73 MB


Sky Map 1.9.4 - neowisehack

Version:1.9.4 - neowisehack

Uploaded:July 24, 2020 at 9:19PM UTC

File size:3.36 MB


Sky Map 1.9.3 - P
September 5, 2018

Version:1.9.3 - P

Uploaded:September 5, 2018 at 2:43PM UTC

File size:3.86 MB


Sky Map 1.9.3
August 21, 2018


Uploaded:August 21, 2018 at 4:59PM UTC

File size:3.87 MB


Sky Map 1.9.2
September 28, 2016


Uploaded:September 28, 2016 at 7:38AM UTC

File size:3.61 MB


Sky Map 1.9.1
September 8, 2016


Uploaded:September 8, 2016 at 8:23PM UTC

File size:3.62 MB


Sky Map 1.9.0b
July 13, 2016


Uploaded:July 13, 2016 at 3:37AM UTC

File size:3.61 MB