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Stellarium

Desktop planetarium of the live sky above you.

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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 0.22.1

Updated on Apr 18 2022

  • Added Khoikhoi and San sky culture (GH: #2396)
  • Added Xhosa sky culture (GH: #2395)
  • Added fixed equatorial grid/line (GH: #2399)
  • Added DSO names (GH: #2387)
  • Fixed building AppImage/x86_64 package
  • Fixes various typos in sky cultures (GH: #2400)
  • Fixed rendering 3D models for solar system bodies (GH: #2367)
  • Changed screenshots naming: properly detect largest screenshot number (GH: #2379)
  • Updated DSO catalog (v3.15): updated visual magnitudes for Messier objects from RNGC/IC catalog by Wolfgang Steinicke (GH: #2375)
  • Updated designations of stars (GH: #2391)
  • Updated licence statement for few sky cultures
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Information

License

Free

Size

360.7 MB

Downloads

111259

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
  • 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 1.2
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What customer like

Customization
Stability
Performance

What needs improvements

Social media integration

Stellarium qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
4.5
Customer support
4.0
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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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