Astronomy software (31 programs)

  1. Stellarium 0.11.2
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Stellarium 0.11.2
    Description

    Chances are that not very many people have heard of Stellarium although it is very similar to one of the most popular pieces of software available...

    7
    595 votes
    • Pros: Realistic sunsets and sunrises
    • Cons: Imagery not detailed
  2. 3D World Map 2.1
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    3D World Map 2.1
    Description

    Browse the globe in 3D and get info about countries and cities

    7
    195 votes
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  3. NASA World Wind 1.4.0.0
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    NASA World Wind 1.4.0.0
    Description

    NASA released World Wind six months before Google Earth, yet it failed to make as much of an impact. However, anything coming out of the...

    7
    174 votes
    • Pros: Uses 6 governmental sources to precisely display the world
    • Cons: Sluggish when it comes to image resolution
  4. Solar System 3D Simulator 3.0
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Solar System 3D Simulator 3.0
    Description

    Discover the secrets of the solar system

    7
    123 votes
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  5. Celestia 1.6.1
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Celestia 1.6.1
    Description

    Unless you are a millionaire or an astronaut, space travel is probably out of reach. Bring it a little closer to home with Celestia. Celestia is a...

    7
    207 votes
    • Pros: Excellent help
    • Cons: Clunky control
  6. WinStars 2.076
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Icon
    WinStars 2.076 R2
    Description

    Look at the solar system in 3D

    8
    35 votes
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  7. Stellarium Portable 0.11.2
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Icon
    Stellarium Portable 0.11.2
    Description

    Stellarium is a popular open source astronomy application that enables you to gaze at stars from the comfort of your own home. And now with...

    7
    35 votes
    • Pros: An astronomy app that fits in your USB memory sitck
    • Cons: May only appeal to astronomy lovers
  8. Moonphase 3.3
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Icon
    Moonphase 3.3
    Description

    Staring at the moon has something romantic about it, doesn't it? But I'm not sure if staring at this virtual moon produces the same effect....

    7
    50 votes
    • Pros: See the moon phase anywhere in the world on any day
    • Cons: No configuration settings or extra data
  9. WorldWide Telescope
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    WorldWide Telescope  Beta
    Description

    WorldWide Telescope could be regarded as Microsoft's direct competitor to Google Sky, but I wouldn't agree with that. WWT does contain space...

    7
    65 votes
    • Pros: Hightly detailed atlas for real astronomy lovers
    • Cons: Mouse-based browsing is confusing
  10. Virtual Moon Atlas 3.5c
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Icon
    Virtual Moon Atlas Expert 3.5c
    Description

    The 'Google Earth' for the Moon

    9
    6 votes
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
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