Space Engine Alternatives for Mac

    Space Engine is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Space Engine and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Space Engine are Celestia (Free, Open Source), Solar System Scope (Freemium), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source) and Universe Sandbox (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 1, 2020

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    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    • Steam
    • GOG.com
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    • Wine
    • Online

    Features

    • Educational
    • Portable
    • Procedurally generated
    • 3d animation
    • Works Offline
    • Open World
    • 3D visualization
    • Adventure Game
    • Building game
    • Realistic controls
    • Realistic graphics
    • Realistic physics
    • Ships
    • Simulation Games
    • Survival Game
    • Terraforming
    • Universal clipboard
    • Flight Simulator
    • Free to play

    License

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    • 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 eye, binoculars or a telescope. View 50 alternatives to Stellarium
      This alternative is disputed. Stellarium is still a legitimate alternative to Space Engine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Stellarium vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I want to explore other Earth-like planets and it only seems to let you look at the night sky.
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

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      These don't do the same thing, Stellarium simulates the real sky as seen from Earth, Space Engine simulates interstellar travel, including real but also procedurally generated bodies.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

      0
      It isn't a 3D exploration tool.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
      is not like space engine u cant explore other planets surfaces
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      0
      You can't explore space like in Space Engine
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      2
    • Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects. View 24 alternatives to Celestia
      Most users think Celestia is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Celestia vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      msharvey It has lower system requirements and works well on older hardware.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      5


    • 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatoryFeatures:- Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary... View 44 alternatives to Solar System Scope
      Most users think Solar System Scope is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Solar System Scope vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can explore the Solar System
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      You have to pay to use it on computer
      Negative comment 2 months ago

      0
    • 3D visualization software for ESA's (European Space Agency) Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of the Milky Way Galaxy. View 37 alternatives to Gaia Sky
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs. View 12 alternatives to Universe Sandbox
      Most users think Universe Sandbox is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Steam
      Universe Sandbox vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it's different enough to warrant buying over space engine, but similar enough where its okay for a comparison. It doesn't look as nice, but it actually has a proper physics engine.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1


    • Cosmonium is a 3D astronomy and space exploration program. With Cosmonium you can navigate in our solar system and discover all the planets and their moons. View 7 alternatives to Cosmonium
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • This is an app that will let you explore the Solar System!. View 8 alternatives to Cosmographia
      • Mac
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