Unfortunately, this never should have been made a release; or at least should have been marked as a beta.  There are several series issues.  One of the forums has this:


Lots of people are having problems with the newest version of Stellarium. I downloaded the 0.10.3 version and tested it out and it is a resource hog and crashes when you zoom in/out quickly using the mouse scrollwheel. Other people are having the same problem.

On the Stellarium site there are links to previous releases of Stellarium. I prefer the 0.9.1 version which has never crashed on my system. 

I found this one interesting, because I thought it might be Mac specific.  I guess not. Also, is there a users mailing list, or just the developer list?