Find a place in the Universe

WinStars 3 is a planetarium for almost any platform. Employing 3D technology to display our solar system in a realistic manner, users may tour the planets, follow a space probe on its long voyage, or observe a celestial event from a distant world, as well as receiving the latest astrophysical news from a live feed.

Updates add new features and functionality, transforming it into an advanced educational tool for discovering our Universe.

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Tessellation in WinStars

With version 3.0.118, WinStars uses tessellation to improve the rendering of planetary surfaces. This technique, introduced with the OpenGL 4.0 standard, adds a large number of triangles to an object to make its 3D appearance more complex. Previously, WinStars simulated the relief of a planet by playing with shadows and illusory perspectives. The textures modified …

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Windows

Release 3.0.127 (2020/03/25):
 

version x64 (Windows 10 only)
https://winstars.net/files/version3/winstars_installer.exe

version x86 (compatible with Windows 7, 8.1 & 10)
https://winstars.net/files/version3/winstars_installer_x86.exe

If you want to update an existing installation of WinStars3, please use the Maintenance Tool located in the main WinStars3 folder (typically c:\program files\winstars3).
 

Android

You can now download the release version on the Google Play store :
 

macOS X

on App Store :
 
 

iOS

Coming soon…
 

Ubuntu 19.10 x64

Release 3.0.126 (2020/03/16):

Follow this procedure