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Jan 17, 2021

Celestia 1.6.2.2

Version 1.6.2.2 of Celestia is now available for Windows systems. It fixes incorrect work of bookmark manger. Builds for other systems are not affected by this bug. See the download page.

Nov 26, 2020

Celestia 1.6.2.1

Version 1.6.2.1 of Celestia is now available for Windows systems. It fixes garbage displayed in some dialog boxes in non-Latin locales. Builds for other systems are not affected by this bug. See the download page.

Nov 19, 2020

Celestia 1.6.2

Version 1.6.2 of Celestia is now available for all supported systems — see the download page. 1.6.2 contains bug fixes, new and more complete translations, and supports 64-bit Windows and macOS systems. This is especially important for macOS Catalina and newer versions, which have dropped support for 32-bit apps. There are no data updates in this release; they will be added later, but for now you can use Celestia Origin and/or other addons from the Celestia Forums. See the change log for a complete list of differences from version 1.6.1.

Jul 7, 2020

Mobile Celestia release

Celestia is out of beta testing and now available for iOS and Android, links provided on celestia.mobi. The program was ported to mobile devices by Levin Li.

Jul 3, 2020

New owner of the Celestia website

Alexandr Kuznetsov (Alexell) has left the project and transferred ownership rights to Hleb Valoshka (onetwothree), who has created a new server that hosts the Celestia Website and the Forum. For more info, see the forum topic.

Nov 2, 2018

A new Celestia fork is announced

Hleb Valoshka (onetwothree) imported the Celestia repository to GitHub more properly, started developing and presented a roadmap on the forum. Subsequently, this fork became the main one.

Dec 14, 2017

New Celestia Website and new Forum design

Introducing a new modern design of the website, made with the latest web technologies (HTML5 + CSS3). We are also launching a new design of the forum in dark colors. Thanks are due to Alexandr Kuznetsov (Alexell), who is responsible for the new website and forum design! More info on forum topic.

Aug 10, 2016

Restored Celestia Forums

Today we are launching restored old Celestia Forums! Unfortunately, the old forum files (attachments and avatars) are lost, therefore many messages are now without pictures. User accounts registered in the 2002-2014 years should work fine.

Jul 24, 2016

New Celestia Website

Welcome to the newly relocated and updated Celestia website. Thanks are due to Chris Laurel, who allowed to transfer website to a new URL. We have updated the top logo, documentation and downloads pages and we make the possibility of translating website into other languages.

Jun 10, 2011

Celestia 1.6.1

Version 1.6.1 of Celestia is now available for Mac, Windows, and Linux - see the download page. 1.6.1 contains bugs fixes, new and more complete translations, and updated data files (including new exoplanet discoveries.) See the change log for a complete list of differences from version 1.6.0.

Jul 9, 2009

Celestia 1.6.0

The next major update of Celestia is finally ready. Download version 1.6.0 for Mac, Windows, and Linux from SourceForge. 1.6.0 adds a lot of new capabilities to Celestia. This list describes a few of them. For a thorough list of what has changed, have a look at the change log.

May 5, 2008

Celestia 1.5.1

Celestia version 1.5.1 is now available for download from SourceForge. 1.5.1 is a bug fix and translation release that offers no new features beyond what it is in 1.5.0. The translations in 1.5.1 are much more complete than in 1.5.0 and fonts with Japanese, Chinese, and Cyrillic character sets are now included in the standard package. See the short change list for details on the bug fixes.

Jan 26, 2008

Celestia 1.5.0

After nearly two years of development, the next major version is finally ready. You can download the Mac OS X package, Windows package, and source tarball from SourceForge. Read the 1.5.0 Feature Summary to find out what's new in this version.

Feb 11, 2005

New Celestia Web Site

Welcome to the newly redesigned Celestia web site. Thanks are due to Runar Thorvaldsen, who is responsible for the new and vastly improved look of the site. I apologize for the long down time and hope that you enjoy the new layout.