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Free Star Maps

Download free star maps on this page, in the form of high resolution printable files.

Greaterskies star maps are unmatched for quality and detail. Our star charts show 7,000 to 8,000 stars, all the constellations and planets visible in the sky over a given place and time. They are also precise down to the minute, for any date between 1900 and 2100. Here is an example map of the sky over San Francisco at the spring equinox of 2008.

night sky over San Francisco star chart
The stars and constellations over San Francisco, California, on March 20th, 2008

Below on this page you will find high resolution free printable star maps, chosen for the significance of the place and date: historical events, astronomical events, and other events that have marked our collective minds. We also offer some future sky maps, showing the stars and constellations as they will be.

These are only a few examples, star charts vary depending on the time and place. So if you are looking for a particular sky, get a customised sky map showing the stars and constellations exactly as they were or will be.

Get your own custom star map

Free star maps: astronomy

Stephen Hawking free commemorative star map poster

This free high resolution printable poster features the stars over Professor Hawking’s birth place and a line drawing.

More star maps coming soon!

Free star maps: world history

Download for free these beautiful memorable sky maps from historical moments.

Martin Luther King’s Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, to an audience of over 250,000. It was a key moment of the American Civil Rights Movement:I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream …”.

Click on the button for a free star map poster built in commemoration of the event, intended to be 18×24″ once printed.

Nelson Mandela

After being incarcerated for 27 years, Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison on the afternoon of February 11th, 1990. After leading the negotiations that culminated with the abolition of aparheid he won the first multiracial elections in 1994.
He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

Click on the button for a free high-resolution poster of the stars built in commemoration of the event, intended to be 20×27″ (50×70 cm) once printed.

Free star maps of curious dates

Some dates call on people’s imagination. It is the case for example of dates that repeat the same number. Among those, July 7th, 1977 (7/7/77) or September 9th, 1999 (9/9/99). If you were born on one of these dates, these are your lucky stars.

These maps are in preparation and will be available soon. (June 2018).

This page is being updated regularly, new maps are being added on an ongoing basis. Please come visit again later to download your free star map.