This is what makes GreaterSkies maps unique

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Giving in the times of Covid-19

Showing your loved ones that you care is even more important in times of hardship. We are honored that many of you are choosing our star maps.

Our work

We are still working. Those of us who can are working from home, and the printing labs are taking extraordinary precautions to ensure our safety and yours. We have added a day to our dispatch time to give us the peace of mind we need to be extra careful.


According to the WHO, “The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes Covid-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.” You can find the latest information on Covid-19 on the information pages of the World Health Organization.

Supporting those in need

Looking after each other will pull us through, and we don’t want the economy to prevent anyone from sharing their love. So we are introducing our new policy:

If you cannot afford your map just let us know. We’ll give you a downloadable map for free.

Be safe, and keep kindness in your hearts!

The Greaterskies Team

Why choose a GreaterSkies starry sky gift?

If you want...

  • your night sky to show not just a few stars but a stunning starry sky.
  • to see the stars and constellations as they truly were at the precise moment in time.
  • your starry sky printed on high quality materials with colours that will last for a long time.
  • to make sure you get the right map and get help if anything happens.
Then a GreaterSkies sky map is for you.

A stunningly beautiful and accurate starry sky

Why thousands of stars make all the difference

GreaterSkies custom star maps remain unmatched for accuracy and level of detail. Unlike some other star charts that only show major stars, our maps show 7,000 to 8,000 stars, the constellations and the Solar System planets. At any time of day or night, for past or future dates, anywhere on earth.

All the stars up to magnitude 7 that were visible in the sky at that moment in time above that precise location are plotted. Every tiny dot in your map corresponds to a star that was actually there. This is actually more stars than are visible to the naked eye, even on a clear night, with no light pollution. The Solar system planets, the Moon and the Sun are also shown. When customising your map, you can choose to display or not the constellations with their names and the main star names.

Star colours and size reflect what we see in the night sky

The colour of the stars on our star chart is not random, or chosen just to look nice: it is based on each star actual colour. Likewise, the stars are shown in a size corresponding to their magnitude. Sure, it would be easier to paint all the stars as white dots, as others do. But we want to give you the best.

The result? A stunningly beautiful starry sky. Because scientific accuracy and level of detail make a real difference.

Take a look at the samples, explore and zoom in.

The night sky AND the day sky: why exact time matters

GreaterSkies custom star charts are the only ones precise down to the minute. It takes a lot of extra computation to calculate this. So why do it? Because the position of the stars in the sky over a given place changes during the course of a 24h day.

So the star chart at noon and at midnight over your wedding location look very different! We want your custom map to show the sky as it really was (even it it was daylight and the stars were not visible) rather than showing the night sky at an arbitrary time.

If you don’t know the exact time when customising your map, don’t worry, you can pick an approximate time, and you star map will still be pretty accurate. The difference really shows after a few hours.

The positions are accurate for dates between between 1900 and 2100; we are still working on the extra computation necessary to generate accurate star charts beyond these dates. We feel you ought to know.

The names of the constellations and all the major stars

Greaterskies sky maps show the names of all the constellations and the major stars. This is again a feature that is often missing, because placing the names in the correct place takes quite a bit of calculation. But we feel it’s important, what’s the point of showing constellation lines without naming them?

And this way, you can use our sky maps for stargazing as true astronomical charts, the information is all there.

High quality, made in the USA or Europe

When you offer a thoughtful gift for a special occasion, you want it to look really nice. So we make sure to use high quality materials for all our products. Everything is printed in California or in the UK, depending to where we are shipping.

A star map is the perfect custom gift - Get a Gift Map Voucher

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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Download six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 21.6x27.9cm to 50x70cm. Download six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 8.5x11" to 18x24".

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