You may have read about Stellarium on Andreas Backhaus' excellent website Useful IRIX Software, but for those lacking development tools it may have been out of reach. This evening presented a perfect opportunity to properly package the software, including prereq checking and full source code.
Stellarium is based on OpenGL and does take advantage of texture RAM.
Detailed information on Stellarium can be found on the official web site.
The tardist package depends on SDL, aalib and nas from SGI's Freeware site.
stellarium-0.5.1-mips4 (tardist) - 6.4MB