Free GPL ‘Stellarium’ astronomy software project needs help creating Mac OS X package

Stellarium is free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. It is available for Linux/Unix, Windows and Mac OS X. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. Stellarium is also used in planetariums.

Stellarium’s site states:
We’re looking for someone to create a Mac OS X package for version 0.7.1. We would be very grateful if you can find some time to help us out. Contact us, and we’ll make the package available to all Mac users.

More info here.

Mac OS X package 0.7.0 available soon, in the meantime, Mac OS X binary package 0.6.2 info and download link here.

MacDailyNews Take: If any MDN readers can help them or know of someone who can help them create a Mac OS X package for version 0.7.1, please contact the Stellarium folks.


  1. INCREDIBLE little piece of free software. Anyone who’s familiar with Starry Night will be love this. IMO this has great potential to blow SN away. The one thing SN has that Stellarium doesn’t have (yet) is update-able satellite coordinates and ET events. Highly recommended!

  2. this is a nice program, very pretty sky rendering, but it sure doesn’t blow Starry Night away. This thing has a ways to go in terms of usability. It would be nice if it actually had menus, could do something other than full screen mode, would allow surrendering or sharing the screen to another app and was able to be altered by other means than getting into .ini files. It would also be nice if it wasn’t a CPU hog. Certainly a good start, but I’ll stick with Starry Night.

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