Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. You can download it and install it on a PC or laptop and download apps which allows you to load it onto your tablet or even mobile phone.
For the beginner Stellarium gives you a great starting point to help you to find where stars, planets and constellations are in the night sky. You can either use it indoors to keep warm whilst you gaze at the sky or take it outside and use it as a guide to tell you what specific things you can see in the sky.
To download Stellarium or to find out more click here.
If you already have Stellarium there is a great beginners tutorial below that covers the basics. For more advanced use of Stellarium you can always do a search on Youtube or come along to a meeting where one of our experts will be able to help. https://youtu.be/1opPoR6A3bU
(video updated from previous)
by Unknown ADAS member