Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

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Release candidates

Release candidates repository – Release candidates are usually testing versions published before a release is made in order to help iron out bugs and problems. You can try them out and report bugs if you encounter them.

(September 22, 2021) Current version: 3.1.6

Gaia Sky supports VR since version 2.2.1! Use the CLI argument gaiasky -vr or use the gaiaskyvr.exe executable (on Windows) to run it. You need an HDM supporting OpenVR.

System Package SHA256
Linux DEB package (43 MB)
RPM package (43 MB)
Linux/Unix installer (43 MB)
AppImage (98 MB)
AUR package - gaiasky
Flatpak (Flathub link)
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Windows 64-bit installer (91 MB) 48a4bfe0e56ee8bb156ee56c8c8765a9ff386f40fba6f464912017ff6244d8f0
macOS DMG package (92 MB) d533507fece5b33c69683a8bab81100cd5ab871b5a38bce2dac047c67d778bbd
Archive file TAR.GZ archive file (40 MB) de069b89300721f4450e4d75aa978895fd3159d732624e3de7d350b8810723a2
GIT repository Source code -

Installation instructions

Windows installer

Download the installer and double-click on it. Follow the on-screen instructions. In Windows 8/10 SmartScreen may block the installation. If so, just click on More info and then on Run anyway.

macOS installer

Download and run the DMG file. Then follow the installer instructions. Our package is not signed, so you may want to have a look at how to open apps from "unidentified developers".

TGZ installation

Uncompress the archive in POSIX systems using:

tar -zxvf gaiasky-[version].tar.gz

DEB package

Run the following in a terminal:

dpkg -i gaiasky-[version].deb

RPM package

Run the following in a terminal:

rpm -ivh --nodigest gaiasky-[version].rpm

AUR package

Use any tool capable of installing packages from AUR. The package name is gaiasky. For example, with yay:

yay -S gaiasky

Flatpak

To install, just do:

flatpak install flathub de.uni_heidelberg.zah.GaiaSky

Run with:

flatpak run de.uni_heidelberg.zah.GaiaSky

AppImage

The AppImage package does not need to be installed. Just download the file, optionally check the digest, give it execution permission, and run it.
Check digest:

sha256 ./GaiaSky_[version].appimage

Give execution permission to your user:

chmod u+x ./GaiaSky_[version].appimage

Run with:

./GaiaSky_[version].appimage

How to run...

Gaia Sky
Use the shortcut provided by your Operating System, or use the gaiasky command from your favourite CLI. If using the Flatpak, see instructions above.
Gaia Sky VR
Use the 'Gaia Sky VR' shortcut in the start menu or gaiaskyvr.exe (Windows) or $ gaiasky -vr from CLI.

Getting the data

The Gaia Sky installation only contains the raw program. If you actually need to run Gaia Sky you will need to download some data (catalogs, 3D models, textures, etc.). To do so, Gaia Sky contains an integrated download manager which pops up at startup. In case you need to run Gaia Sky in a machine without an internet connection or have problems with the built-in downloads, we offer direct downloads for all versions of all data packs. As a general rule of thumb, you should always get the most recent version.

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