Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Stellarium is an open-source planetarium application, providing a realistic and accurate sky image in 3D, as if the users were looking through a telescope.
The latest version available is Stellarium 0.13.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with a lot of changes. Among others, a new modulated core and normal mapping have been added, new types of landscape have been implemented, 58 navigational stars have been marked on the sky and new versions of the Compass Marks, Oculars, Historical Supernovae, Observability analysis and Bright Novae plugin have received enhancements. Also, a lot of new plugins have been added or updated. For more information about this release, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Stellarium 0.13.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.04/Ubuntu 14.10 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Stellarium 0.13.0 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the stellarium package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install stellarium
Optinal, to remove stellarium, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove stellarium