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Stellarium 0.12.2dev7 Released

The Stellarium team announces the 7 testing release of version 0.12.2 of the Stellarium.

Major changes from 0.12.2dev6: new Satellites plugin and improvements for Flamsteed designations of stars.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-06-15

Stellarium 0.12.2dev6 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev6 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev5: fixing bugs and improvement for Ocular plugin, improvements for win64 port, improvements for support of variable stars, improvements for translations.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-06-09

Stellarium 0.12.2dev5 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev5 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev4: fixing bugs and improvement for plugins (Oculars, Quasars, Pulsars, Exoplanets), improvements for DeltaT, improvements for support of variable stars - 6886 variable stars from GCVS with HIP numbers (designation for stars from Hipparcos catalog), improvements for ARM CPU's.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-06-02

Stellarium 0.12.2dev4 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev4 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev3: fixing bugs and improvement for plugins, improvements for DeltaT, initial support of variable stars - more 3000 variable stars from GCVS which have HIP numbers (designation for stars from Hipparcos catalog).

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-05-18

Stellarium 0.12.2dev3 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev3 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev2: fixing of bugs and new star names (proper names for Chinese and Western starlores).

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-05-11

Stellarium 0.12.2dev2 is now available

Stellarium version 0.12.2dev2 for Windows is now available for testing!

Major changes from 0.12.2dev1: improved of plugins, improved star catalog accuracy, fixing of bugs.

Download page: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-05-04

Stellarium 0.12.1 has been released!

Release of Stellarium version 0.12.1 is now available.

New features: Caldwell catalog for nebulae, re-packed star catalogs (Hipparcos and Tycho-2), delta-T manager, star magnitude limit control, localization for Windows installer, updates textures of galaxies and nebulae and various small GUI changes. The release has over 30 closed bugs in the core application and plugins.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-04-21

Stellarium 0.12.1 Release Candidate 1

Release candidate of Stellarium version 0.12.1 is now available.

New features: Caldwell catalog for nebulae, re-packed star catalogs (Hipparcos and Tycho-2), delta-T manager, star magnitude limit control and various small GUI changes. The release candidate has over 30 closed bugs in the core application and plugins.

A huge thanks to our community whose contributions help to make Stellarium better!

We updated the configuration file and the Solar System file, so if you have an existing Stellarium installation, it is possible that you need to reset the settings after you install the new version.... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-04-14

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby

Stellarium team announces first development edition for version 0.12.1. This is not official release but this build has serious fixes for prediction of flyby for asteroid 2012 DA14.

You can download packages for Windows here: https://launchpad.net/stellarium/+download

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-02-12

Stellarium 0.12.0 has been released!

The Stellarium development team is proud to announce the release of version 0.12.0 of Stellarium.

This release brings some interesting new features:
- New rendering engine (Now you can see shadows on planets surfaces).
- New key-binding engine (Now all key-bindings can be edited).
- Improvements to scripting engine.
- Improvements to DSO
- Improvements to search tool
- Improved accuracy for archaeo-astronomical events... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2013-01-31

Stellarium 0.12.0dev5 available for testing

Stellarium 0.12.0dev5 has been published today for testing by community. You can download installer for Windows (32- and 64-bits) and install the program parallel with version 0.11.x.

We need your opinion about some new features, like editable shortcuts and shadows. If you found bug or you have suggestion please report it in our tracker.

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2012-11-03

Stellarium 0.12.0dev3 available for testing

Stellarium 0.12.0dev3 has been published today for testing by community. You can download installer for Windows (32- and 64-bits) and install the program parallel with version 0.11.x.

If you found bug or you have suggestion please report it in our tracker.

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2012-10-21

Call to translators

We are updated our website with new design and gettext support and you can help us with translation our website to your mother language.

Please go to https://translations.launchpad.net/stellarium-website and
help us translate our website to your mother language.

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2012-10-11

Stellarium 0.11.4 has been released!

The Stellarium development team is proud to announce the release of version 0.11.4 of Stellarium.

This release brings some interesting new features:
- New plugin: Exoplanets.
- New plugin: Observability analysis.
- Improvements to Night Vision mode.
- Improvements for *BSD systems.
- New scripts.

There have also been a large number of bug fixes and some performance and GUI improvements. A huge thanks to all community bug reporters.... read more

Posted by Alexander Wolf 2012-09-09

0.11.3 Released

The Stellarium team announces the release of Stellarium version 0.11.3.

This is a bug fix release. We closed more 30 bugs in the main application and in the plugins and also small improvements of GUI. A huge thanks to all community bug reporters who helped us a lot finding bugs!

Bundle for Mac OS X will be published on next week, packages for Linux and Windows you can freely download from SourceForge.net and/or Launchpad.net.... read more

Posted by Timothy Reaves 2012-06-01

Stellarium 0.11.2 released!

Stellarium 0.11.2 has been released. Stellarium is a photo-realistic, general-purpose astronomy software. http://stellarium.org

Stellarium 0.11.2 is a stable version that introduces some new features and closes 47 bug and wishlist reports. A lot of work has been done on making translatable text that wasn't localized before. This includes most of the text used by the default plug-ins, landscapes, countries, script names and descriptions. The Oculars plug-in now has an optional control panel with buttons for those affected by the "missing menu" bug, but it needs to be enabled in the Oculars configuration window. An feature for importing new satellites has been added to the Satellites plug-in, so be sure to reset its settings to get the new data sources. A more detailed change log follows below.... read more

Posted by Bogdan Marinov 2012-03-10

Stellarium 0.11.1 available for Ubuntu

Stellarium 0.11.1 is now available via a Launchpad PPA (Personal Package Archive) for all five currently supported versions of Ubuntu: from 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx to the still-in-development 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin.

Stellarium's Ubuntu Releases PPA can be found at Launchpad:
https://launchpad.net/~stellarium/+archive/stellarium-releases

To get the updated Stellarium packages, you need to add the following line to your system's Software Sources:... read more

Posted by Bogdan Marinov 2011-11-11

Stellarium Daily Builds for Ubuntu

If you are an Ubuntu user and you wish to test the very latest development code, Stellarium now provides a Daily Builds PPA:

https://code.launchpad.net/~stellarium/+archive/daily

The packages are built directly from the latest version of the development code. They are updated once per day or less often, if there are no changes to the code.

WARNING! These packages are UNSTABLE! Use them at your own risk. At the very least, don't use them if you don't know how to downgrade Stellarium's package to a previous version.

Posted by Bogdan Marinov 2011-11-11

Stellarium 0.11.1 has been released!

The Stellarium team is proud to announce the release of version 0.11.1. This is an important bug fix release closing more than 20 bugs in the main application and in the plug-ins. It also brings small GUI usability improvements. A huge thanks to all community bug reporters who helped us a lot finding bugs! You can find the full list of changes the change log.

We have updated the configuration file and the Solar System file, so if you have an existing Stellarium installation, you need to reset the settings after you install the new version.

Posted by Bogdan Marinov 2011-11-04

Stellarium in SOCIS 2011

Are you a student looking for an exciting summer job? Get paid this summer to work on Stellarium!
We were selected to be a mentoring organization for the ESA Summer of Code in Space 2011: a program funding european students for working on astronomy open source projects. Please review our ideas page and submit your application on http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2011/?q=node/13

Hurry up! The application deadline is on July 27th at 11am UTC

Posted by Fabien Chéreau 2011-07-22

Discover the SVMT Plugin

SVMT standing for "Survey Visualization and Monitoring Tool" is a plugin for Stellarium which allows astronomers at ESO to monitor the progression and completion of large sky surveys.

Fabien posted a description of this plugin with videos on his blog at http://goo.gl/LIuj3

Posted by Fabien Chéreau 2011-05-05

Volunteer Wanted

Volunteer wanted - no coding required. We need someone to coordinate translations of the main web page. This entails emailing translators when there is work to be done, gathering together their work and forwarding it to the development team periodically.

If you can help us out with this, please join the stellarium-pubdevel mailing list and introduce yourself. http://tinyurl.com/2e9hce3

Posted by Matthew Gates 2010-12-21

Updated Windows Package (0.10.6.1)

A small change was made to the Windows version which [we hope] will fix some font rendering problems some people have.

Posted by Matthew Gates 2010-12-06

Stellarium 0.10.6 released!

The Stellarium development team is proud to announce the release of version 0.10.6 of Stellarium.

This release brings some interesting new features:
- New feature for installing landscapes from ZIP archives.
- New plugin: Solar System editor.
- New plugin: Time Zone manual override.
- Oculars plugin: customizable keyboard shortcuts.
- Satellites plugin: added new orbit prediction engine w/ orbits.
- Satellites plugin: can now update TLEs from a local file.
- Telescope control plugin: added manual equinox / epoch override.... read more

Posted by Matthew Gates 2010-12-05

Wiki Upgraded

The wiki has been upgraded to the latest version of mediawiki. Please report and strangeness with the wiki in the IRC channel or to the pubdevel mailing list.

Posted by Matthew Gates 2010-11-30

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