A planetarium software that shows a 3D simulation of the night sky
Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc.
Real-time 3D visualization of space
Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.
Project Apollo - NASSP (also known as NASSP or NCPP) is an add-on for the Orbiter space flight simulator. Project Apollo simulates the Apollo missions to Earth orbit and the Moon and the planned post-Apollo missions that never flew.
Satellite tracking software
PreviSat is a satellite tracking software for observing purposes. Very easy to use, it shows positions of artificial satellites in real-time or manual mode. PreviSat is able to make predictions of their passes, predictions of Iridium flares and several other calculations.
Xplanet is a solar system simulator which calculates accurate positions for the major planets and satellites. It displays multiple bodies, eclipse shadows, and customizable labels and markers.
PP3 creates celestial charts. It generates resolution independent sky maps of very high graphical quality. They can be used for example as illustrations in books or on web pages. Databases are included but you may use own data if you wish.
AudeLA is a TCL extension aimed at providing amateur astronomers with image processing, telescope controling, ccd camera driving, and various astronomical algorithms.
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.
OpenUniverse is a fun, fast and free space simulator. It currently focusses on the Solar System and lets you visit all of its planets, major moons and a vast collection of smaller bodies in realtime 3D (using OpenGL).
Model of the Solar System
The Solar Model is real time modeling of solar system. It allows user to navigate in space, to control time counting (speed-up time flow) and estimate movement of space bodies, bind camera to space objects (for example, from Moon on Earth in real time).
Astrology software inspired by the SYMBOLON deck. This software calculates the planet positions and make symbolon card tables according to the calculated constellation. It can draw the classical circular horoscope also.
Galaxy extraterrestrial life simulation
EtiC is a galaxy simulation software that generates and renders a mock galaxy for rational estimation of the number of extraterrestrial civilizations. Stars and planets are simulated with plausible physical characteristics, based on user-adjustable parameters. An EtiC simulation run consists to generate a galaxy disk physical stars, associate planets to the stars, and for habitable planets, simulate the life stages evolution until extinction. A visual animation of the galaxy and user selection of highlighted star-planet objects is provided, together with statistics (25+ graphs) and estimates of Drake equation factors. The V2_1 provides several new features: planets surface magnetic field, reworked life stage transitions, integration of MW exoplanets catalog, planets view and graphs window optionally on different threads... EtiC is based on OpenGL / GLFW 3.2, runs on MSWindows 7 and MacOsX. Source code in C++, was developped using the Dev-C++ IDE and XCode.
EXTREMA is an interactive program with publication quality graphics and mathematical analysis capabilities. EXTREMA can be GUI and/or command driven. The command language includes conditional branching, looping and subroutine calling constructs.
WAFIMPA is the abbreviation of "WArped FIsh-eye Mirror Projection Adjuster". This is small GUI application. It helps to setup spheric mirror projection systems that frequently used in small planetariums (generates warp-map and mplayer ppm files).
a program for astrodynamics, written in C++ include orbit propagator, formation, etc
A simple N-Body simulator.
This project simulates the behavior, dynamics, and motion of a group of celestial objects. Given N point masses in a three-dimensional space, its present positions and velocities, and supposing that the force of attraction experienced between each pair of particles is Newtonian, the project approximately predicts it's positions and velocities at a future moment of time. The project can visualize the simulation, and create a graphic real-time output using FreeGLUT, and also have an option for textual output and archiving. Bugale N-Body Data Editor provides a graphic user interface for creating and editing the settings and body data files of Bugale N-Body Simulator. It can be found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/bugaledataedit
L.E.I.C.A. (Long Exposure Internet CAmera) is an application that takes input from your webcam, or v4l2 device, and makes a long-exposure image. Until now there's only a python binding for this app, soon there will be a C/C++ SDL one
No longer actively maintained. A graphical tool for the simulation of the solar system, based on gravity power calculations. Focus lies on a nice OpenGL graphic and user friendly modification possibilities. Subject Astronomy
AQUYNZA is a set of C++ libraries, sample programs and doc's for the modelling, visualization and persistence of 3D environments. Its modular and highly portable. Its primary objective is helping to learn (and teach) computer graphics. (code in SPANISH)!
The 'BandSystem' spectral analysis system is a rule-based system for the classification of mineral spectra. It consists of a preprocessor, a feature extractor, and a rule-based system to identify minerals from infra-red reflectance spectra.
CELUI Is a general purpose C++ OpenGL cross-platform GUI framework that allows to create animated and rich user interfaces for simulations and games.
Code to produce models of white dwarf stars
ChandraWD solves the hydrostatic equilibrium equation using degenerate gas equations of state. It produces models of the internal structure of white dwarf stars.
3D space trade / action / colonization game seen from eyes of your player/cockpit . longterm : complex features in all aspects of game, multiplayer. Generally every can join , more good people = better.
Educational astrometry utility for plotting stars on a Hertzsprung-Russel diagram. Useful for learning about stellar spectra and properties and performing spectroscopic parallax calculations, as found in many high school physics courses.
MightySETIInfo. Yet another SETI@Home email sig/HTML summary. Written in C++. Uses the Fox GUI library, and ftp4w32. Only tested with Win32 but should be easy to port to *nix. Works with SetiHide. Output files are customizable with HTML-like templates.