"Every amateur astronomer yearns for clear, dark skies, and this exhaustive app helps you find them." - Sky At Night Magazine 2017 "Several astronomy-oriented weather apps are available, but Scope Nights has become my favorite… it does a fine job of summarizing the data in a clear and understandable fashion." - Sky & Telescope Magazine 2015 "Conventional weather forecasts meet the needs of Earthly dwellers; news of cloud cover when sensible folk are asleep is hardly required. Now via this wonderful App… local forecasts for nocturnal weather… are now available." - Astronomy Now Magazine 2012 If you’re a stargazer, astronomer or astrophotographer, analysing conventional weather forecasts for favourable night time conditions can be very time consuming, you just want to know when to plan your stargazing trip or set up your telescope. Scope Nights analyses night time weather forecast data for you and shows exactly when and where to go for the darkest and clearest skies, as well as offering customisable stargazing ratings to suit your telescope and observing habits, stargazing notifications, and a detailed light pollution map showing nearby dark sky sites and observatories. Finding clear dark skies and discovering the night sky has never been easier! PLAN YOUR OBSERVING WITH CUSTOM STARGAZING RATINGS • View at a glance which nights will be good for astronomy using smart weather analysis with clear stargazing ratings and animated weather icons to quickly see if it’s worth preparing your telescope or planning a stargazing trip • Create custom stargazing ratings using observing thresholds for moon phase, wind, humidity and temperature. Choose night, evening or morning coverage to suit when you observe, the type of telescope, and the type of observing you plan to do. • View at a glance which of your favourite Scope Sites will have the most suitable conditions FIND DARK SKY SITES & OBSERVATORIES • Find nearby dark sky sites with the clearest skies using a detailed light pollution map derived from the latest NASA satellite data • Searchable lists and dark sky map showing certified dark sky places, major astronomical observatories and robotic telescopes DETAILED ASTRONOMY FORECASTS • Long range astronomy forecasts for any location worldwide, compare up to 10 locations up to 10 nights ahead • Local 3-hourly forecasts for UK & USA updated hourly using the best forecast data available direct from the UK Met Office and the US NOAA National Weather Service CUSTOM STARGAZING NOTIFICATIONS • Receive accurate notifications of good or fair stargazing ratings based on your custom thresholds, well before sunset so you can prepare for your observing session • App badge showing the number of sites with good observing conditions for tonight SHARE STARGAZING FORECASTS • Share astronomy weather reports with fellow astronomers via email, social media or print them out for your observatory DETAILED CUSTOM ASTRONOMY FORECASTS • Night time specific astronomy forecasts from sunset to sunrise • Forecast coverage to suit when you observe: All Night, Evening or Morning • Detailed colour coded forecasts: - Moon phase percentage & altitude - Cloud cover - Precipitation probability - Relative humidity - Minimum temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit - Wind direction - Wind speed & gusts in Mph, Knots, Kph or Mps • Moonrise and moonset times • Sunrise & sunset times • Wind speed gust sensitivity switch for those with large telescopes or in exposed locations REQUIREMENTS • Requires a device with iOS 9.3 or later • Requires Internet access over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection • Requires Location Services be enabled to automatically find local astronomy forecast • Requires Background Services be enabled to get stargazing notifications
Used to work great, now it just errors every time I open the app and doesn’t load weather data. Completely deleted and reloaded the app and the same thing happens. Save your money.
Great app. Sometimes the external forecast services it relies on fail, but the app itself is solid. 😊
Exactly. What. I. Needed.
Very accurate, better than any other astronomy weather apps!
I used to love this app. Unfortunately, it stopped working on all my devices after upgrading them to IOS 14.2. 14.3 didn’t fix it so it must be something in the app. Can’t get past the splash screen. After about 20 seconds, it crashes out completely.
Sadly, this app no longer works in iOS 14.2
Hello Id like to give the technical, and the development team of Scope Nights app, a small advice on improving the overall function of the app. So, when I for exampe, hit the "Scope Sites" tab, then after you choose your dark site in the tab, I would then like the app to go straight to that specific dark site, on the "Dark Sky Map" tab as well (on the map). If you can please implement that feature, I would greatly appreciate it from you. It would greatly improve the app, and make things a lot easier, for the users of the already wonderful, Scope Nights app. Thank you and God bless!
Seems with iOS 14 this app no longer works. It was my go to astronomy weather app. It was so useful. Please update the app to make it useful again.
Got this app because it looked promising. But after using it am disappointed. After finding a club observing site it would not let me name it. It would give a generic place name. There are other apps that are more user friendly. Wish they had a demo app that way you can save your self some money.
I use it all the time