Software

Here are two excellent Astronomy programs that are available free: Firstly Stellarium Planetarium Suite.

This superb planetarium program allows you to view the night sky from any location on earth. The simple interface lets you to position yourself at any location and at any time to view the night sky, with accurate positions of starts planets and other celestial objects. Zoom in on any object of your choice as though you had a powerful telescope.

Suitable for the novice and experience astronomer alike.With this superb program you can actually use the same software that is used in hundred of planetariums around the world. It’s just like your own private planetarium show on your laptop, desktop or tablet all from the comfort of your own home.

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Click the link below to get the version you need:

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Secondly Celestia Space Simulation Software

Leave behind the confines of the earth and travel through the solar system and beyond to one of the 100,000+ stars in our galaxy and beyond. The superb zoom feature helps you to explore space at a whole range of scales ranging  from a few metres across to galactic clusters.

The simple interface allows you to point and go to any object you choose. The program comes with a comprehensive selection of stars, galaxies planets asteroids and much more. There are also downloadable packs to allow you to extend the number and range of objects you can use with the program. A simple and intuitive piece of software for both the novice and advanced astronomer.

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Click the link below to get the version you need:

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