Free Software Planetarium Stellarium 0.19.0 Released (How to Install)

March 24, 2019 — Leave a comment

Stellarium released version 0.19.0 today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and higher.

Stellarium 0.19.0 features 5 new sky cultures, many new DSO textures, code refactoring, and many other changes including:

  • Add new type of computation for AstroCalc/Phenomena tool
  • Add GUI options to change constellations and asterisms font size
  • Add Chinese medieval sky culture.
  • Add DSO textures
  • Add scripting graphics tool
  • Add classifications support for sky cultures
  • Add support 2 southern deep sky catalogues
  • Add armintxe, paleolithic sky culture and landscape
  • Add Maya constellations
  • Add 2 Babylonian skycultures

How to Install Stellarium 0.19.0 in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Stellarium from an existing release with Software Updater utility:

Or run following commands to install the software for the first time:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install stellarium


To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove stellarium

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under Other Software tab.

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