The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.
Behind the 22nd door on our downloads advent calendar is Stellarium – a virtual planetarium for your Windows PC that lets you stargaze from anywhere on Earth.
Stellarium presents you with a realistic 3D view of the sky at night, replicating what you'd be able to see with a telescope, binoculars, or the naked eye. It can use co-ordinates of any location in the world (which you can find using Google Maps GPS Coordinates).
To boldly go
Not only does Stellarium show you amazing, accurate representations of the night sky, it's also packed with fascinating information. It comes with a catalogue of over 60,000 stars, and there are many more available to download. There are constellations from over 20 cultures with illustrations.
Stellarium is stunningly realistic, with shooting stars, eclipse simulation, sunrise and sunset, and customizable landscapes. You can zoom right in on stars, and even see them change over time.
Download Stellarium free today and see the stars like never before.
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