Astronomy Open Source Software blog post

Best Open Source (and not) Software Astronomy

Celestia

Celestia is a 3D astronomy program. The program allows the user to travel through an extensive and accurate universe at any speed, in any direction and at any time in history (GPL)

Linux – FreeBSD – Windows – MAC OS X

Gpredict

Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. It can track an unlimited number of satellites and display their position and other data in lists, tables, maps, and polar plots (radar view). (GPL)

Linux – FreeBSD – Windows – MAC OS X

ORSA

ORSA is an interactive tool for scientific grade Celestial Mechanics computations. Asteroids, comets, artificial satellites, Solar and extra-Solar planetary systems can be accurately reproduced, simulated, and analyzed.(GPL)

Linux – FreeBSD – Windows – MAC OS X

Stellarium

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. (GPL)

Linux – FreeBSD – Windows – MAC OS X

Virtual Moon Atlas

Virtual Moon Atlas can visualize the Moon aspect for every date and hour and pilot computerized telescopes on the Moon surface. It permits also to study lunar formations with unique database of more than 9000 entries and more than 7000 pictures. (GPL)

Linux – Windows – MAC OS X

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