OpenSpace is an open source interactive data visualization software designed to visualize the entire known universe and portray our ongoing efforts to investigate the cosmos covering all possible scales. There is documentation is available for Developers, Builders, and Users of OpenSpace down below, as well as instructional videos and examples on our YouTube channel.

Regarding any issues, whether it is building the application, creating new content, presenting with it, or suggesting changes, you are very welcome on our official Slack support channel to which you can freely sign-up.


“Developers” are those working on the OpenSpace source code to add new and improve functionality, improve the interface, build and package binaries, and fix bugs.


“Builders” use OpenSpace to create new Scenes, new Missions, and new content, but they don’t have to work on the underlying code.


“Users” use OpenSpace to explore, view, navigate, and display. They don’t have to write code or create content, and can “fly” OpenSpace.


Description of different components of OpenSpace that don’t fit the other categories.


Academic works that are related to OpenSpace.

Links associated with OpenSpace


Video and text based tutorials for a range of topics from operating and installing OpenSpace, to adding your own data or customizations