Packages that can be downloaded and built

Downloads from author sites that need building



Although available as .deb and .rpm packages, the portable linux source is available here:

There is also an associated package wxScopeServer, which is available as tar.gz:


Star chart, sky simulator & ephemeris generator, portable to linux, unix variants and mac OSX.

Xephem has a Yahoo group:

Source downloadable from site:



Open Source Astronomy cdrom project

A collection of specialised open source astronomy software on 10 CDs. These can be compiled and installed on linux (also MacOSX or Windows). The cost is around $100US. This has some of the packages included here. That could save some time in downloading, but the version on the CDs may not be the most up to date, and does not cover everything - so additional software may still need to be downloaded.