Star Bright

Filed under:★2005,Misc — posted by JAWjaw on 9/30/2005 @ 3:13 pm

Well it looks like we are actually going to luck out with Longwang. It has changed directions in the past day towards Taiwan. Because of the monster storm I finally gained some experience with several applications. The first being Google Earth and the current hurricane overlay. On the other side of things, I became interested in what was available to the novice as far as star gazing. I was able to locate two very interesting applications. One is a space similation named Celestia. This is sort of like viewing the universe in your own space craft for newbies. The other program is SkyChartIII. Although this is not a new program, it is a great way for newbies to experience the constellations as viewed from Earth . (The same company also offers an application for more advanced astronomers.)

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  1. The applications I mention in the post above are basically downloads. For those of you who might be interested in our universe, I’ve added links to online sites in the sidebar.

    Comment by JAWjaw — 10/13/2005 @ 12:58 pm

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