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Stellarium for Mac

Key Details of Stellarium

  • Render the night sky
  • Last updated on 09/10/20
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

by   / May 13, 2013

Stargazing is an amazing hobby, but the weather isn't always perfect for it. With Stellarium for Mac, users can now explore the galaxy anywhere, anytime.

The installation of Stellarium for Mac takes no time at all as it requires a simple drag and drop into the Applications folder. Once you launch the app, you will be greeted with a night sky full of stars, which looks really amazing. If you want to see more stars you can simply zoom in. The application reminded us of the Night Sky feature from Google Earth. One of the advantages of this app is that it works even when it's offline, which is perfect if you're taking your Mac far out of town. You can click on the star/galaxy to learn more about it and it'll show you its current angle, position, and how far it is, etc. The app is quite complex, as well. The interface lacks descriptions and there are no tutorials available, but there's a PDF guide available for download on the developer's Web site. There is also an IRC channel full of passionate people who are willing to help out, so you may have to ask for help; but there are options if you get stuck.

Since Stellarium for Mac is a multiplatform and open-source app, there's a huge community supporting it. If stargazing is your passion, you'll definitely feel at home here.

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Editors' Review

by   / May 13, 2013

Stargazing is an amazing hobby, but the weather isn't always perfect for it. With Stellarium for Mac, users can now explore the galaxy anywhere, anytime.

The installation of Stellarium for Mac takes no time at all as it requires a simple drag and drop into the Applications folder. Once you launch the app, you will be greeted with a night sky full of stars, which looks really amazing. If you want to see more stars you can simply zoom in. The application reminded us of the Night Sky feature from Google Earth. One of the advantages of this app is that it works even when it's offline, which is perfect if you're taking your Mac far out of town. You can click on the star/galaxy to learn more about it and it'll show you its current angle, position, and how far it is, etc. The app is quite complex, as well. The interface lacks descriptions and there are no tutorials available, but there's a PDF guide available for download on the developer's Web site. There is also an IRC channel full of passionate people who are willing to help out, so you may have to ask for help; but there are options if you get stuck.

Since Stellarium for Mac is a multiplatform and open-source app, there's a huge community supporting it. If stargazing is your passion, you'll definitely feel at home here.

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    4.0

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Stellarium
Publisher web site http://www.stellarium.org
Release Date September 10, 2020
Date Added September 10, 2020
Version 0.20.2

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 233.97MB
File Name Stellarium-0.20.2.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 38,184
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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