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    Gaia Sky Alternatives

    Gaia Sky is described as 'real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X' and is a Star Map in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Gaia Sky for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gaia Sky are Celestia (Free, Open Source), Space Engine (Paid), Sky Map (Free, Open Source) and KStars (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.
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      SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips. It lets you find objects in the sky using your device's built-in compass and accelerometer.
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      The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed.


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      SkEye is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.
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      StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version for PocketPC is available). It illustrates star positions of any instance of the day observed from any geographic locations on the Earth.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.73, released in July 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Luminos is an all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing. It combines millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation that will amaze you.


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      The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.
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      Starmap is an intelligent sky navigation tool, written by a professional of the field.
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      WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move from one planet to another, to follow a space probe on its long voyage or to observe a celestial event from a place to which you could never go.

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      The author has announced they will stop publish the application publicly: https://twitter.com/winstars_eng/status/1449451772871802881

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      Discover the fascinating relation between time and the cosmos. Enjoy this interactive learning tool and understand the concept of the celestial sphere and the apparent movement of the sky.
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      Aciqra (uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open source virtual sky map and planetarium which tracks and displays astronomical bodies including planets, nebulae and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into both the future and the past.

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      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.3.2, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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