OK. Tell me honestly that you didn’t think I’d ever include an astronomy program in the downloads. Right. Xplns is exactly that – a star map for your X Window desktop. Xplns is actually what’s known as an ephemeris program. You can view the night skies present, past and future for your earth location. You can also track objects and find the rise, set and meridian times of any object in the map. You can even step through the positions of the stars incrementally, throughout an evening. Even if you’re not an astronomer, amateur or otherwise, this is a great program to quench the natural curiosity about the skies above us.