- 1 Introduction
- 2 Working with the application
- 3 Installation
- 4 The application on mobiles and tablets
- 5 Ideas for resource creation
- 6 References
Stellarium is a free and open source software that converts your computer into a planetarium. It shows a realistic sky in 3 Dimension, just like what you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It can be projected onto domes to simulate a planetarium.
Educational application and relevance
Stellarium Version - 0.12.4
There is no need to configure Stellarium, it is bundled with Ubuntu Kalpavriksha. To launch it - Application - Education - Stellarium
Overview of Features
Stellarium has default catalogue of over 600,000 stars, extra catalogues with more than 210 million stars and illustrations of the constellations, constellations for 20+ different cultures, images of nebulae (full Messier catalogue), realistic Milky Way, very realistic atmosphere and sunrise and sunset.
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Development and community help
Working with the application
- Please label images as Step 1
- Please add 500px
File formats for creation
Not applicable. However, you can take screenshots or videos using Kazam
Saving the file
Export and publishing files
|Method of installation||Steps|
|From Ubuntu software Centre||Steps|
|From the web||Steps|
|Web based registration||Steps|
The application on mobiles and tablets
Skymap is a mobile app.
Ideas for resource creation
You can take screenshots to add to your lesson on astrophysics.