Space Party 1: Star Sightings

While peering through a telescope in the dead of winter has its place, there's a simpler (and warmer) way to see the cosmos. Thanks to Stellarium, anyone can stargaze from the comfort of a computer desk. Set your coordinates to view a photo-realistic sky—the same sky you'd see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope—including constellations, planets and nebulas, and landscapes and atmospheres. You can even travel into the future. Adding to its star-quality, the program features a full spectrum of visual effects such as constellation art and planet tips. Just follow the guidelines and go!

Author(s), Presenter(s): 
Trudy Dunham and Jay Staker
Year published or updated: 
2006