• Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8
  • Starry Night Enthusiast 8

Starry Night Enthusiast 8

Designed for the modern amateur astronomer

Starry Night 8 has been retooled from the inside out to best meet the needs of the modern amateur astronomer!  With a stunning new object database, incredible integration to cloud services, and tons of new, intelligent features, Starry Night Enthusiast 8 sets you up for observing success like never before!

  • Starry Night now with a new 2024 Total Solar Eclipse module celebrating The Great North American Solar Eclipse on April, 8 2024.  Enjoy the most enchanting eclipse simulations, photos and content available in any desktop planetarium!

  • Easily find, track and ride along with comet 12P/Pons-Brooks!

Find everything you've been looking for

At the heart of Version 8 is a new Deep Sky Database of extended objects that makes the Starry Night experience better than ever before. 

  • Incredible rendering & precise positioning of over 36,000 targets
  • Carefully crafted by compiling the absolute best object data available
  • The most accurate sizes & shapes of objects ever in Starry Night
  • Advanced database created from 12 cross-referenced catalogs
  • Huge upgrade replaces a majority of previous Starry Night catalog
  • TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and Mars InSight 3D models
  • Hundreds if new in-depth descriptions for the brightest stars in the sky
  • New and updated mission paths for your favorite space missions

    Observers come first

    Get ready for the most seamless astronomy setup you've ever experienced!  Filled with new features to make observing as fun and efficient as possible, Starry Night Enthusiast 8 will meet the needs of most advanced observers and help amateurs & enthusiasts take their astronomy game to the next level!

    • Open Astronomy Log standard makes data much more accessible
    • Easily create multiple Observing Sites using maps & location services
    • Audio Tours provide engaging, in-depth narration for many subjects
    • Audio Descriptions add hours of commentary for interesting objects
    • An elegant new dark theme is easier on the observer's eyes
    • Redesigned SkyGuide now matches new dark theme interface
    • Sky Calendar provides comprehensive list of significant sky events  

    Put astronomy on autopilot

    Integral to Version 8 is the LiveSky Cloud. In addition to being stored on your computer, all of your observing data is optionally backed up, free of charge, to our private cloud servers.  The LiveSky.com Cloud isn’t just about backup, however -- it opens up a universe of possibilities for extending, sharing & analyzing your observing data.

    • Sync, share and export your data to other services with ease
    • Data & assets entered at LiveSky.com sync to Starry Night*
    • Preparing sessions & recording observations is easier than ever
    • Sync to any LiveSky-enabled astro app including SkySafari 7 for iOS & Android.

    *In order to sync all SkySafari 6 Plus/Pro OBSERVE features the user must have Starry Night Pro 8 or Pro Plus 8.


    • Registration details and download links to Starry Night Enthusiast 8 for Windows & macOS
    • Starry Night Companion, a 192-page illustrated astronomy book PDF (embedded within the program)
    • New, comprehensive 146-page User's Guide PDF (embedded within the program)
    • All the incredible features from version 7

    • **Gift Buyers: Your package will contain all of the above via a digital gift card to provide a gift recipient. The card is to be digitally sent to the gift recipient.  Enter your discount code at final step before checking out.


      Windows 10 or higher / macOS 10.12 or higher, 1GHz or higher processor, 1 GB RAM and 12 GB of hard disk space. 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card.

      Due to the nature of this downloaded application, we cannot accept returns and we are unable to provide refunds. Please read and understand the features and system compatibility before purchasing.  Gift recipients can exchange unredeemed Win/Mac versions for online, browser-based planetariums or Android/iOS planetarium apps.

      $89.95 USD