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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.You can type in a date, time, and location and see exactly what the night sky will look like.  Pan around, zoom in, add lines to show constellations, find deep sky objects, see the movement of the sun, planets, stars...
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 24, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 06, 2012
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Submitter: Anna Cordes

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  • User review 5 average rating
  • User Rating: 5 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: You need a computer.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Anna Cordes
3 years ago

Anna Cordes (Student)

This is probably the most useful tool I have ever used in preparation for an astronomy program.  I can know exactly what the night sky will look like months before I present a program on constellations.  It also shows the movement of the planets, sun, and moon.  It even has a red filter so that you can have it on your computer at night without blinding yourself.  And it's free!