View Full Version : Best Desktop Planetarium Ever

09-11-2010, 05:06 PM
My son has been very interested in learning about the planets lately so I went on the search for some resources that I could use in our learning and came across a piece of FOSS(free and open source software) That is really amazing and has helped us tremendously.

You can look at the sky from your location, hide/show planet names, Star Names, Constellations, and even constellation artwork overlayed into the sky. It's been one of the most helpful pieces of software for studying the sky that I've found so I Just had to share it.


It works on Mac & Windows.

09-11-2010, 05:35 PM
If you love Stellarium (which I do, too), you'll love Celestia (http://www.shatters.net/celestia/). Celestia takes the planetarium idea to the next level, allowing you to travel through space to view objects from stars to space probes. And like Stellarium, it's FOSS, too.

09-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Thanks Camaro, I have Celestia as well, I found it in the Software repository in Ubuntu and installed it a while ago, I just wasn't sure if it was available for windows or not.

09-11-2010, 06:57 PM
Wow I can't wait to check these out! We just started our science unit on Space and these will be terrific.

09-11-2010, 10:10 PM
Amazing! Sharing the links with DS right now. He's excited! Thank you!

09-14-2010, 01:50 PM
These are both way cool!! We are just starting to explore space and these will be a big hit around here!! Thanks to both of you :)

Theresa Holland Ryder
09-14-2010, 05:12 PM
Yay, I must look at these. Thanks you two. We like Your Sky (http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/) too.