Astronomy software (20 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
    625 ratings
    999K downloads
    • 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

    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
    186K downloads
    • 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
    178 ratings
    531K downloads
    • 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

    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
    133K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  5. PyMOL 1.1
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    PyMOL 1.1
    Description

    PyMOL is a handy, trial version Windows software, that belongs to the category Science & education software with subcategory Astronomy and has been...

    6
    12 ratings
    27.8K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: Poor interface
  6. 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
    212 ratings
    423K downloads
    • Pros: Excellent help
    • Cons: Clunky control
  7. Moonphase 3.3
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    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
    52 ratings
    53.2K downloads
    • Pros: See the moon phase anywhere in the world on any day
    • Cons: No configuration settings or extra data
  8. Stellarium Portable 0.11.2
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    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
    40 ratings
    86.5K downloads
    • Pros: An astronomy app that fits in your USB memory sitck
    • Cons: May only appeal to astronomy lovers
  9. XDrawChem 1.9.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    XDrawChem 1.9.5
    Description

    6
    6 ratings
    17.3K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  10. 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
    68.0K downloads
    • Pros: Tracks satellites in real time
    • Cons: Technical to setup and understand
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