Stellarium 0.9.1

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Feature list:

    Basic controls
  • Look around by mousedragging, or moving your mouse against the edges of the window
  • Time control: forward, backward, return to present
  • Zoom
  • Tabbed configuration windows
  • Text user interface: minimalistic menu for use with dome projections
  • Clickable world cities map to set coordinates
  • Save your default location


  • All stars from the Hipparcos catalogue
  • The planets of our solar system, and their natural satellites
  • All Messier objects
  • All NGC objects
  • Planet orbits
  • Cardinal points
  • Azimuthal grid
  • Equatorial grid and more...
What's New:

- Release Notes not available at the time of this News post.

Download: Stellarium 0.9.1
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Damn it.

A few months ago, out of nowhere, Stellarium decided it would crash on every launch on my system. Complete uninstall/reinstall didn't fix it.

I was hoping this new build would take care of it, but I'm getting the same problem.

At some point I'll get off my lazy ass and post this in their forum somewhere...

Still buggy ... I see they haven't fixed the video display resolution settings (they still don't show up in the prefs) and the command box on program start .. well, could do without it :D

overall though - great app of course.

The Stellarium team is proud to announce the release of version 0.9.1. This is primarily a bug fix and stabilization release. Apart from bug fixes, users can expect to see improved start-up times and a new sky culture (Tupi-Guarani) as well as some progress with translations and overall stability.

Let's see if it gets also updated in the Ubuntu repositories.

I have (and enjoy) both stellarium and celestia. Stellarium is more of a planetarium type of app, and celestia is more of an exploratory type of app.

When I have brought my PC in for the Cub Scouts, they prefer to explore celestia. But if you are into space at all, I recommend installing and using both of them. They complement and overlap each other pretty well.