Sunday, February 7, 2010

Planetarium Software for Young Children in Ubuntu / Debian Linux : Stellarium

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium Software for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
  • default catalogue of over 600,000 stars
  • extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars
  • realistic Milky Way 
  • Drawing of the 88 constellations with their names
  • Drawing of more than 40 messiers objects (Orion, M31 etc..)
  • very realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset
  • the planets and their satellites
  • a powerful zoom, time control
  • telescope control
  • eclipse simulation 
Available in Windows, Mac and Linux Platform
How to Install Stellarium in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
Open a terminal
$ sudo apt-get install Stellarium 
Or Use Synaptic Package Manager