GNU Spacechart

GNU Spacechart is a 3D star-mapping program for GNOME.

Downloading Spacechart

Spacechart can be found on the main GNU ftp server: (via HTTP) and (via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


Documentation for Spacechart is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about Spacechart by running info spacechart or man spacechart, or by looking at /usr/share/doc/spacechart/, /usr/local/doc/spacechart/, or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by running spacechart --help.

Mailing lists

Spacechart has the following mailing lists:

Announcements about Spacechart and most other GNU software are made on info-gnu (archive).

Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.

Getting involved

Development of Spacechart, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).

Test releases
Trying the latest test release (when available) is always appreciated. Test releases of Spacechart can be found at (via HTTP) and (via FTP).
For development sources, issue trackers, and other information, please see the Spacechart project page at
Translating Spacechart
To translate Spacechart's messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project page for Spacechart. If you have a new translation of the message strings, or updates to the existing strings, please have the changes made in this repository. Only translations from this site will be incorporated into Spacechart. For more information, see the Translation Project.
Spacechart is currently being maintained by strauss Please use the mailing lists for contact.


Spacechart is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.