Astronomy Lab

Today I want to introduce a Fedora Lab dedicated to Astronomy.  Whatever you’re a student, a full-time astronomer or just a passionate hobbyist, you will find this version special for you.


What is Fedora Labs?

According to their website, is  “a selection of curated bundles of purpose-driven software and content as curated and maintained by members of the Fedora Community. These may be installed as stand-alone full versions of Fedora or as add-ons to existing Fedora installations.”  Unlike the Spins, these remixes aren’t focused on the graphic environment but on tasks or goals to accomplish.

There are Labs for Security, Sciences, Design and more.  If you’re interested, you can see all the options here:


What is Fedora Astronomy Lab?

As many of you probably noticed, the Sciences Lab isn’t really about sciences in general but about maths.  Therefore, natural and humanistic sciences are left out. To fix this, an astronomy student from the University of Marburg decided to create an Astronomy Lab to bundle together all the tools they use for their career.

It comes with KDE Plasma 5 as desktop and Celestia, INDI, VirtualPlanet and RedShift among many others.  Its creator is Christian Dersch (Lupinix) who is a physics student at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany.

If you need further information or help, please contact the community through IRC  (#fedora-astronomy),  Mailing List  (  or the Wiki pages of the project  (Astronomy wiki page).

Last but not least, you can download the ISO from here.


Hope this is useful and thanks for reading.






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