Recommended Astronomy Software

General Public Licence (GPL) Software

Please use the light blue text which will take you to the relevant websites to download your software.

  • HNSKY  : - Free planetarium program HNSKY for Windows -
  • Astro Tips : - Some helpful astronomical software tools and forum -
  • Some helpful astronomical software : - Astronomical Tools to download -
  • Stellarium : - is a A nice free sky and planetarium program -
  • Mitaka : - is a wonderful 4d Planetary/Star Simulator (You will need 3D glasses, which you can easily make your self using red cellophane (left eye) and green cellophane (right eye) -
  • Mandelbrot : - Fractal Generator for PC -
  • Celestia : - 3D planetarium software, not restricted to surface of the Earth! -
  • Moon Atlas : - Virtual Moon Atlas - Also for older pcs: -
  • Tachyon : - Nice astronomy software for pocket pcs -
  • Orionic : - The night sky for pocket pcs -
  • Ephemeris 1.0 :  - Moon phase generator for pocket pcs -
  • Android Phone / Tablets Astro Software : - Free astro software for android phones and tablets ...iPhone users please look for astrosoftware in your iPhone store -
  • Spacecraft 3D : - Free cool app from Nasa for Android and i-phones which displays 3D space craft models using AR - technology if you have an Android or i- phone (tablet) based gadget it`s well worth checking this out !
    Of course i phone users should please visit the i phone store  -
  • Smart Phone Astro Software : - Free astro software for smart phones and pocket pcs -
  • >Sideralis :Java .jar file similar to Stellarium or KStar - but for your mobile phone , a really good program ! It also includes background mythology to the constellations . Amazing content for such a small file ! -
  • KStars : - Excellent Earth-based planetarium software for your desktop! Recommended to use with Ubuntu operating system.
  • Orbiter : -Space Flight Simulator Orbiter - Also for older PCs - .
  • Apollo Saturn and Eagle Moonlanding Simulation  : - Extra Module for Orbiter software -
  • Mercury - Redstone - Titan Simulator : - Extra Module for Orbiter software -
  • Gemini Simulator : - Extra Module for Orbiter software -
  • Einstein at home project :  - Einstein at Home - Help Scietists !
  • Deepskystacker :  - Deepskystacker to perform your Astro photos -
  • StarCalc:  - StarCalc to map your star photos - .