Astronomy software (64 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
    620 ratings
    994K downloads
    • Pros: Realistic sunsets and sunrises
    • Cons: Imagery not detailed
  2. Solar System 3D Simulator 3.0
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Solar System 3D Simulator 3.0
    Description

    Solar System 3D Simulator is a handy, free program only available for Windows, that is part of the category Science & education software with...

    7
    125 ratings
    132K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  3. PyMOL 1.1
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    PyMOL 1.1
    Description

    6
    12 ratings
    27.4K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: Poor interface
  4. 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...

    8
    177 ratings
    530K downloads
    • Pros: Uses 6 governmental sources to precisely display the world
    • Cons: Sluggish when it comes to image resolution
  5. 3D World Map 2.1
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    3D World Map 2.1
    Description

    3D World Map is a handy, trial version Windows software, being part of the category Science & education software with subcategory Astronomy and...

    7
    203 ratings
    187K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  6. XDrawChem 1.9.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    XDrawChem 1.9.5
    Description

    6
    6 ratings
    17.1K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  7. 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
    211 ratings
    432K downloads
    • Pros: Excellent help
    • Cons: Clunky control
  8. Virtual Moon Atlas 3.5c
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Virtual Moon Atlas Expert 3.5c
    Description

    The 'Google Earth' for the Moon

    9
    6 ratings
    91.9K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  9. Satscape 2.02
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    Satscape 2.02
    Description

    I don't know about you but I'm not planning to launch any satellites into Space soon. However,with Satscape you can at least pretend to be working...

    7
    18 ratings
    67.8K downloads
    • Pros: Tracks satellites in real time
    • Cons: Technical to setup and understand
  10. 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
    71 ratings
    175K downloads
    • Pros: Hightly detailed atlas for real astronomy lovers
    • Cons: Mouse-based browsing is confusing
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