KStars is a high quality planetarium program and at the same time a very powerful astronomy tool provided by the KDE Community. It is a free open-source software able to provide an accurate graphical representation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. Even though KStars is one of the best planetarium software, it currently has a major drawback: it lacks a fully working Windows version. The actual Windows installing process of KStars is slightly troublesome, especially for a user with no programming background. Therefore, developing a Windows version of KStars is crucial in the further development of KStars as it is one of the main astronomy software out there. It would fill a gap in KStars's reliability and would certainly make KStars more popular and appealing to everyone.

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Student

Raphael Cojocaru

Mentors

  • Jasem Mutlaq
  • Akarsh Simha
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2016