Telescope is a w3m-like browser for Gemini.
the teleoscope logo: a telescope on a tripode with a city and the earth seen from space in the background, with some stars behind

Telescope is written entirely for fun, as a hobbystic project in my free time. As such, it lacks a ton of features you’ll find in more mature Gemini browsers, but it also has some unique ones.

The UI is strongly inspired from Emacs and W3M, so you’ll find some familiar concepts, such as the minibuffer or the tabline, and the default keybindigs also reflect this, but care has been taken to add keys familiar for vi and CUA users too.


distro that provide a telescope package

Source code and precompiled binaries for linux are available:

The dependencies are:

Once all the dependencies are installed, building is as easy as:

$ curl -LO
$ tar xzvf telescope-0.8.1.tar.gz
$ cd telescope-0.8.1
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install # eventually

A SHA256 file containing the checksums is available. However, that only checks for accidental corruption: you can use signify (SHA256.sig and the public key The hash of the current and next signify public key is also included in the SHA256.

$ signify -C -p -x SHA256.sig
Signature Verified
telescope-0.8-binaries.tar.gz: OK
telescope-0.8.1.tar.gz: OK OK OK
telescope.amd64: OK


0.8.1 “Le Scarpe Volanti” buildfix release — Released May 25, 2022

0.8 “Le Scarpe Volanti” — Released May 25, 2022

New features


Bug Fixes