How To Install Stellarium 0.15.0 On Ubuntu And Derivative Systems

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 0.15.0, which brings the below changes:

  • Added StelProperty system
  • Added new plugin for exhibitions and planetariums – Remote Control
  • Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota,
  • Updated code of plugins
  • Added Bookmarks tool and updated AstroCalc tool
  • Added new functions for Scripting Engine and new scripts
  • Added Miller Cylindrical Projection
  • Added updates and improvements in DSO and star catalogues (include initial
    support of The Washington Double Star Catalog)
  • azimuth lines (also targetting geographic locations) in ArchaeoLines plugin
  • Many fixes and improvements…

Install Stellarium on Ubuntu

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party packages, so installing the software on Ubuntu is easy. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the stellarium package:

$ 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

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Linux Mint 18, Elementary OS 0.4 Loki and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya.

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One comment on “How To Install Stellarium 0.15.0 On Ubuntu And Derivative Systems
  1. John says:

    Thanks, just tried it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS works fine, although I can’t add additional star catalogues. This maybe due to not having sudo rights.
    Do you know of a work around?

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