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  • Google Earth icon

    Google Earth

    Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... BSD iPad

  • Stellarium icon


    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Space Engine icon

    Space Engine

    Space Engine - a real-time 3D space simulator, procedural universe generator and visualiser. It lets you explore the universe in three...

    Free Windows

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    StarCalc Discontinued

    StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version...

    Free Windows Windows Mobile

  • Solar System Scope icon

    Solar System Scope

    3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory Features: - Heliocentric view with...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Universe Sandbox

    Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs. Unlike most astronomy software that just shows you what...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam

  • KStars icon


    KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

  • Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) icon

    Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

    This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WorldWide Telescope icon

    WorldWide Telescope

    The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud

  • Gaia Sky icon

    Gaia Sky

    3D visualization software for ESA's (European Space Agency) Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of the Milky Way Galaxy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Noctua Stellarium Mobile icon

    Noctua Stellarium Mobile

    Stellarium Mobile is a fully-featured planetarium for your phone. It shows a realistic night sky map in 3D, just like what you see...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Starry Night (series) icon

    Starry Night (series)

    The Starry Night apps are the most comprehensive educational astronomy apps. Use it with your introductory astronomy textbook or on...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Tablet iPad

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  • Pioneer icon


    Pioneer is a space adventure game set in the milkyway galaxy at the turn of the 31st century. The game is open-ended, and you are free...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Aciqra icon

    Aciqra Discontinued

    Aciqra (uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open source virtual sky map and planetarium which tracks and displays astronomical bodies including...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • WinStars icon


    WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move...

    Freemium Windows Linux Wine

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    A browser-based virtual planetarium of stars and planets customizable by location (latitude and longitude) and time of day.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Solar Model icon

    Solar Model

    SourceForge presents the Solar Model project. Solar Model is an open source application. SourceForge provides the world's largest...

    Free Windows

  • Digital Universe Atlas icon

    Digital Universe Atlas

    The Digital Universe Atlas incorporates data from dozens of organizations worldwide to create the most complete and accurate 3-D atlas...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Pioneer Scout Plus

    A game of missions, trade and space combat in the 31st century using the Pioneer Space Sim engine with many additions and improvements.

    Open Source Windows Linux

Celestia Comments

Initiative application, however..

Comment by danger89
about Celestia Nov 2013

I love this software very much! However it seems the website/forum is not available. I think the developers stopped the software. The latest release was also from 2011.
Too bad :(