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What shines in the dark is often hidden by clouds. Stellarium provides a clear view of the stars plus a lot of astronomical data.
A visit to a planetarium might be fascinating, but doesn’t occur very often. The Stellarium software, however, provides a really interesting and convenient alternative. Moreover, Stellarium helps in observing the actual night sky. Because the software presents the sky photorealistically, nothing stands in the way of making it available in a classroom or during a lecture. And, because Stellarium is available in the repositories for all the major distributions, installation is at the click of a button.
Photorealism means that Stellarium presents the sky as observers experience it on the ground. The software is aware of current events and exhibits the sky from the perspective of different parts of the globe.