stellarium.org offers Ubuntu updates. Anything that installs under Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS should also install under Distro Astro (which is Precise (12.04) LTS). A new version of Distro Astro (to be called 2 Pallas). A new feature of this is that all astronomy apps (including Stellarium) will now be auto-updated to the latest version every time a new version is released by their authors

Links: Dist Astro : Ubuntu Packages :

v2.0

Please add the Distro Astro APT Repository to your Sources List.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list as root and add the following lines:

deb http://packages.distroastro.org/distroastro/ stable free non-free
deb-src http://packages.distroastro.org/distroastro/ stable free non-free

then import our apt key:

$ wget -qO - http://packages.distroastro.org/key | sudo apt-key add -

Now update your apt cache:

$ sudo apt-get update

then upgrade everything to the latest version.

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

This will install the latest version of Stellarium from our
repository. It will also install updates to most packages.

In Debian-based distros like Ubuntu, Mint, and Distro Astro, the
preferred way of auto-updating apps is to create updated deb packages
and add them to the distribution's APT repository.

Yes, I noticed that stellarium.org now offers Ubuntu updates. This
seems to be a new feature of their website, since I don't recall
seeing it before. As I said, anything that installs under Ubuntu 12.04
Precise LTS will also install under Distro Astro.

The Stellarium launchpad lets you choose which Ubuntu version you
have. You should choose Precise (12.04).

On the other hand, I am already working on a new version of Distro
Astro (to be called 2 Pallas). A new feature of this is that all
astronomy apps (including Stellarium) will now be auto-updated to the
latest version every time a new version is released by their authors.