For several years, I have been using Starry Night software in the classroom when teaching about the stars. The students love it, but at $49.95, they were unlikely to be able to do anything with it at home or in our computer lab. I found an excellent substitute for free on the internet: Stellarium.

There are still a number of things I can’t do with Stellarium that Starry Night can do, such as looking at the stars and planets for any time between 4700 BC and AD 9999. But it is still a great tool for learning the constellations, looking for planets, and seeing how these change according to location or time. You can set the viewing location any place on Earth, and change the time as well. Give it a try.

Grace and Peace

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