Planetarium Alternatives

    Planetarium is described as 'A browser-based virtual planetarium of stars and planets customizable by location (latitude and longitude) and time of day' and is an website in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Planetarium, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Windows, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Google Earth. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Stellarium or Celestia. Other great sites and apps similar to Planetarium are Sky Map (Free, Open Source), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source), NASA World Wind (Free, Open Source) and KStars (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2020

    1. 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 planets, asteroids and comets are shown.
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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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      SkyView is powerful, easy-to-use app that answers questions about stars, constellations, and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects.
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      Can’t see the moon? Want to know where it is? Look through the eyes of your device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
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      Solar Walk is an amazing 3D model of our solar system bringing the universe to the palm of your hand and allowing you to interact with planets, satellites, moons, comets and other space objects anytime and anywhere.
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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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      Starmap is an intelligent sky navigation tool, written by a professional of the field. Hold the device in your line of vision and discover the map smoothly scanning the sky as you move.
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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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      SkyORB is more than a simple star map, it's a collection of 7 tools including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more.
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