Stellarium – A FREE (Open Source) 3D Planetarium For Your PC

If you are into star gazing, then Stellarium will be right up your alley. The best part is that it is FREE and is Open Source. 

Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium for Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOSX. It renders the skies in realtime using OpenGL, which means the skies will look exactly like what you see with your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope. Stellarium is very simple to use, which is one of its biggest advantages: it can easily be used by beginners. The Stellarium project was started by Fabien Chéreau during the summer of 2001 and uses Sourceforge intensively.

To run Stellarium on your PC, you will need to meet the following system requirements:

Minimal Requirements:

Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; Mac OS X 10.11.0 and above
3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.3
512 MiB RAM
250 MiB on disk

Recommended Requirements:

Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; Mac OS X 10.11.0 and above
3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.3 and above
1 GiB RAM or more
1.5 GiB on disk


SOURCE: Stellarium

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