Gaia Sky Real-time 3D Astronomy Visualization Software

Gaia Sky is a free open source 3D astronomical visualization application for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. You can use Gaia’s sky to explore our solar system and space. It also comes with VR (Virtual Reality) and command line support. Other features include elevation map support, 6 stereo modes, 360 modes, and real-time use in multi-projector systems to record and play back camera paths.

You can extend its functionality with plugins and scripts. Comes with a pre-packed dataset. Example: Gaia eDR3, NBG, SDSS, OCDR2. You can also filter the dataset by distance, size, galaxy, ecliptic, equatorial coordinates, and more.

Download Gaia Sky

Install Gaia Sky on Ubuntu

Gaia Sky is available as a native deb package file and flatpak.

Install Gaia Sky via DEB.

Download Gaia Sky in .deb file format from the Gaia Sky download link above and save it in your download folder. The file name downloaded here is “gaiasky_linux_3_0_2.deb“. You can change the following command based on the downloaded file name. Open the terminal application (ctrl + alt + t) and execute the following command.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i gaiasky_linux_3_0_2.deb
sudo apt install -f

Open Gaia Sky, download the available dataset first, then run Gaia Sky.

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Gaia Sky Dataset

Install Gaia Sky via Flatpak.

If you don’t have flatpak, use the link below to install flatpak on your system. After installation, reboot the system.

Install flatpak

Open a terminal application. Use ctrl + alt + t or Ubuntu[アプリケーションの表示]You can open it from the menu. Then type it under the flatpak Gaia Sky installation command.

flatpak install flathub de.uni_heidelberg.zah.GaiaSky

Then use this command to run Gaia Sky.

flatpak run de.uni_heidelberg.zah.GaiaSky

that’s it.

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