Stellarium
Stellarium
0.21.3
4.6
0.0
Stellarium free download for Mac

Stellarium

Desktop planetarium of the live sky above you.

Stellarium overview

Stellarium is an open source desktop planetarium. 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.

What’s new in version 0.21.3

Updated on Dec 27 2021

  • Added support a context in names of sky cultures
  • Added improvements for compute the accuracy and performance of sunrise/sunset time in AstroCalc/WUT
  • Added support HTC 2.0 theory (#1942)
  • Added also search descriptions in Satellites plugin (GH: #1940)
  • Added support QtWebEngine in OnlineQueries plugin (GH: #1938)
  • Added reference to ArchaeoLines plugin
  • Added scriptable method to set the time extent for trails
  • Added figure correction for the Lunar position
  • Added atmospheric pressure and temperature info into location tooltip
  • Added *.md files into Windows installer (GH: #2023)
  • Added orbit epoch as explicit element to the KeplerOrbit (GH: #2000, #2027)
  • Added Solar and Lunar info to InfoString (GH: #1455, #2037)
  • Added pragmatic solution for a Linux display problem with aberration (GH: #1945)
  • Added a "default" group to selected object info (GH: #2038)
  • Added context for info group names (GH: #2038)
  • Added epoch entries for the Interstellar objects
  • Added support to show ephemeris when Solar system bodies are hidden (GH: #2044, #2051)
  • Added orbit_Epoch to comet orbital elements
  • Added scripting functions for tonemapping
  • Added tool to find and select an object from its standard name and object type name (GH: #1970)
  • Added tool to search an object by its standard name and object type
  • Added Arabic sky culture (GH: #2064)
  • Added Arabian Peninsula sky culture (GH: #2064)
  • Added Arabic Lunar Stations sky culture (GH: #2064)
  • Added new actions for jumping to defined moments in diurnal motion of selected objects (GH: #2106)
  • Added smart tooltip for AstroCalc/Graphs tool (GH: #2110)
  • Added Poles and east and west points (limb/equator intersection) (GH: #2092, #2098)
  • Added Central and Subsolar special points (GH: #2098)
  • Added scriptable method to replace textures on-the-fly (GH: #1060, #2120)
  • Added twilight data into InfoString for the Sun
  • Added new filter for satellites (GH: #2124)
  • Added code to automatic add the group of satellites, based on Celestrak groups (GH: #1636, #2125)
  • Fixed issues in hawaiian starlines sky culture (GH: #1931)
  • Fixed error in search of Atlas right hand (GH: #1934)
  • Fixed computation max elevation in AstroCalc/WUT tool
  • Fixed building unit tests when scripting is disabled
  • Fixed direct script commands for RemoteControl (GH: #1943)
  • Fixed selecting sky culture
  • Fixed Sun limb size and direction in Navigational Stars plugin (GH: #2019, #2021)
  • Fixed Observability plugin: restore lost lunar "previous" and "next" full moon information (GH: #2025)
  • Fixed epoch support for the Pluto (GH: #2062)
  • Fixed OnlineQueries plugin: additional cmake fixes over #2006 (GH: #2049)
  • Fixed a regular expression for constellation references (GH: #2055)
  • Fixed typo in HD designation for HIP 48715 star (GH: #2063)
  • Fixed dithering for native GLES2 systems (Odroid C1)
  • Fixed PNGs: prevent libpng iCCP incorrect sRGB profile warnings
  • Fixed building OnlineQueries plugin for non-WebEngine mode
  • Fixed typo in CMake script (GH: #2067)
  • Fixed default epoch for comet orbit
  • Fixed crash after importing single asteroid (pulsar, quasar, supernova, nova, exoplanetary system) when imported asteroid was selected (GH: #1970)
  • Fixed crash after updating catalogs of objects (pulsars, quasars, supernovae, novae, exoplanets, solar system objects) when selected object was removed by updating tool (GH: #1970)
  • Fixed formatting (GH: #2095)
  • Fixed rendering of markers when using perspective or orthographic projections (GH: #2093)
  • Fixed issue in implementation of LX200 protocol (GH: #818)
  • Fixed typos in sky cultures (GH: #2105)
  • Fixed context issue for translation of pole labels (GH: #2098)
  • Fixed aberration issues for Nomenclature selection (GH: #2098)
  • Fixed selection priority for far-side features of the planet (GH: #2098)
  • Changed AstroCalc/Transits tool: cosmetic fix for custom markers
  • Changed Satellites plugin: improve guessing GALILEO satellites
  • Changed core: refactoring the support of the on-screen stars names (GH: #1951, #2005)
  • Changed the core: replace QRegExp occurrences
  • Changed mouse navigation behaviour (GH: #1317, #2086, #2089)
  • Updated minimum requirements: Qt 5.9
  • Updated instructions for building Stellarium from source code (GH: #1927)
  • Updated GUI of Satellites plugin: cosmetic fixes
  • Updated list of exoplanet detection methods
  • Updated list of contributors
  • Updated list of active developers
  • Updated planetary nomenclature
  • Updated list of base locations
  • Updated the code of core: refactoring
  • Updated translations of sky cultures
  • Updated translations of 3D sceneries
  • Updated translations of landscapes
  • Updated translations of GUI
  • Updated the description of Chinese sky culture and fixed some issues (GH: #1952)
  • Updated reference in Calendars plugin
  • Updated pulsars catalog
  • Updated documents for Scripting Engine
  • Updated Stellarium User Guide
  • Updated code for select priority and cosmetic fixes (GH: #2098)
  • Updated code for tooltips in AstroCalc/Graphs tools (GH: #2110)
  • Updated Babylonian (mulapin) sky culture
  • Removed dead code
  • Removed outdated code and data
  • Removed Arabic Moon Stations sky culture (GH: #2064)
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Information

License

Free

Size

252.5 MB

Downloads

110660

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
  • 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 1.2
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Stellarium qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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norbert-achtelik
norbert-achtelik
Oct 31 2021
0.21.2
0.0
Oct 31 2021
0.0
Version: 0.21.2
Stellarium will not start on my mac mini (2012) till Catalina 10.15.7 update
fernandez.bruno
fernandez.bruno
May 7 2021
0.21.0
0.0
May 7 2021
0.0
Version: 0.21.0
it has been a treasure during the quarantine times, I love watching the stars in the app and then trying to find them in the sky, loooooove it!
PedantMac
PedantMac
Sep 29 2020
0.20.3
5.0
Sep 29 2020
5.0
Version: 0.20.3
Perfect sofrware
paulhoffmanoz6
paulhoffmanoz6
Jul 20 2020
0.20.2
0.0
Jul 20 2020
0.0
Version: 0.20.2
I absolutely love this program. Perfect for us city dwellers who never have a good view of the sky. I'm lucky in having an iMac Retina so the art really shines. Totally Recommended.
Robert86
Robert86
Dec 24 2018
0.18.3
0.0
Dec 24 2018
0.0
Version: 0.18.3
Stellarium 0.18.3 does not appear to be linked for download at this time: This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. <Error><Code>AccessDenied</Code><Message>Request has expired</Message><X-Amz-Expires>300</X-Amz-Expires><Expires>2018-12-24T10:26:22Z</Expires>
cbinckley
cbinckley
Dec 28 2017
0.16.1
4.5
Dec 28 2017
4.5
Version: 0.16.1
Well, this is entirely misleading - "Canonical Ltd." is (according to Wikipedia) "a UK-based privately held computer software company founded and funded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth to market commercial support and related services for Ubuntu and related projects." They PROVIDE LINKS to Stellarium 0.16.1.2 on "launchpad.net", and it is identified everywhere in the program as "0.16.1" but confirmed as the 16.1.2 release via the Clang version in the About dialog. HOWEVER, the STELLARIUM.ORG website - to which this page SHOULD be directing people - has version 0.17.0 available as of 12/21/17 and provides downloads from its Github repository. My rating is for the Stellarium.org 0.17.0 version of the program.
RJC.NJNYC
RJC.NJNYC
Dec 19 2017
0.16.2
0.0
Dec 19 2017
0.0
Version: 0.16.2
Stellarium 0.16.2, 18 Dec 2017 does not exist
Fced
Fced
Oct 9 2017
0.16.1
5.0
Oct 9 2017
5.0
Version: 0.16.1
I love that application, I don't have a telescope, and that software permitted me to see the stars, and recognize them, and their constellation, I use it since a long time ago on my iPad/Mac
Semplicita
Semplicita
Jul 27 2017
0.16.0
0.0
Jul 27 2017
0.0
Version: 0.16.0
Stellarium 0.16.0 is a stable version per 2017-06-21. Not beta, not 2017-07-27. Also listed as compiled for macOS 10.12+, instead of 10.8+.
Mcr
Mcr
Nov 11 2016
0.15.0
0.0
Nov 11 2016
0.0
Version: 0.15.0
This MacUpdate listing for Stellarium is grossly outdated. On this page it states version 0.15.0 as released on Nov 10, 2016, and on this page, notes version 0.15.0 is beta. In actuality, Version 0.15.0 was released July 31. 2016, and is the current (as of the date of this post) STABLE version.

There is a version 0.90.0 released Nov 4, 2016, but that is BETA for testing purposes only. Also, this MacUpdate page says Stellarium is compatible with 10.7; on the developer site the last several versions all say 10.8 or higher (full 64-bit required).

Your best bet is head to the source site https://launchpad.net/stellarium and download from there; frankly I would not trust what MacUpdate is serving up on this page.
Sean-Smith
Sean-Smith
Feb 9 2016
0.14.72.1
0.0
Feb 9 2016
0.0
Version: 0.14.72.1
Version 0.14.72.1 is NOT the stable version. It is (and I quote) "FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY!"

The current stable version is 0.14.2.
Mcr
Mcr
Nov 10 2015
0.13.3
0.0
Nov 10 2015
0.0
Version: 0.13.3
0.14.0 is out, released October 24, 2015. this page hasn't been updated.
Agf-
Agf-
Aug 16 2014
0.13.0
5.0
Aug 16 2014
5.0
Version: 0.13.0
Great software, THX to the developers. My share for the community: Raisting Crop Circle Landscape for Stellarium! Download Raisting Crop Circle Landscape for Stellarium - Panorama from within 2014 crop circle near Raisting Radome, Bavaria, Germany. http://www.gruenderseiten.info/Files/www/1408119324/index.html
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jul 22 2014
0.13.0
1.0
Jul 22 2014
1.0
Version: 0.13.0
It does not launch in 10.9.4.Don't know why but it is no loss because I have Kstars from MacPorts.
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
Sep 12 2013
0.12.2
5.0
Sep 12 2013
5.0
Version: 0.12.2
Thanks for all the efforts that went in coding this great planetarium software! I love it. No complaints. I'm using it with awe! The cosmos is such a beautiful creation!
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
Sep 12 2013
0.12.2
0.0
Sep 12 2013
0.0
Version: 0.12.2
The Stellarium page states that version 0.12.3 is available as of Sept. 8... BUT the link for the new version yields version 0.12.2 at this point in time.
Tice
Tice
Feb 7 2013
0.12.0
5.0
Feb 7 2013
5.0
Version: 0.12.0
Great and simple to use Planetarium. Thanks for all the work.
Anthony1947
Anthony1947
Aug 25 2012
0.11.4
0.0
Aug 25 2012
0.0
Version: 0.11.4
I tried again from the link at macupdate.com and also from the Developer's launchpad site -- still keeps on going and going and going. I tried this link, and it worked just fine: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stellarium/files/Stellarium-MacOSX/0.11.4/ Ciao.
Anthony1947
Anthony1947
Aug 25 2012
0.11.4
0.0
Aug 25 2012
0.0
Version: 0.11.4
I tried downloading the new version twice, and it just keeps on going, never finishing the download. I hope someone fixes this soon -- this is a terrific resource to more fully understand the evening sky.
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
Mar 17 2012
0.11.1
5.0
Mar 17 2012
5.0
Version: 0.11.1
Don't download the old stuff (0.11.1) here. The actual version is 0.11.2 and can be grabbed at: https://launchpad.net/stellarium
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