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    Aug. 21, 2012
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Editors' Review


AstroViewer provides users with a map to the skies over their home. This versatile tool provides a better view of celestial bodies through a simple layout that users of all skill levels will appreciate.

We got right down to business, thanks to an interface that provides a large, easy-to-read map of the sky. Its command icons provided all the direction we needed, which was fortunate because there is no Help file. We chose our city from a comprehensive list of choices and entered the time and date to get a recreation of the sky outside our home. The results were a planetarium-type view of stars, planets, and constellations. We got a better look at specific constellations and planets with the highlighting option, which labels and outlines specific celestial items on a list. The images looked accurate to us, though it is impossible to know since this trial only allows you to see what the sky looked like in 1959. In addition, the program provided us with two helpful features that helped deepen our education. One tab showed Planet Visibility with a month-by-month bar chart of their clarity. Another shows a basic solar system map and where each planet is located at that time.

With its simple navigation and highly readable maps, this is a great tool for reading the skies. Its only trial restriction is the above-mentioned year limit. We highly recommend this program.

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1 stars

"The newer version actually got worse as a freeware"

February 28, 2011  |  By Pragmatic

2011-02-28 07:30:45  |  By Pragmatic

 |  Version: AstroViewer 3.1.3


Minor improvement in functions or they seem.


Crippled by disallowing location and date change to stay even for 30 day trial. Who wants to see the same 1960 night sky of NYC all the time?!?!


Crippled and useless version, a severe downgrade not an upgrade.

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1 stars

"not very good"

January 06, 2009  |  By pdog456

2009-01-06 17:35:08  |  By pdog456

 |  Version: AstroViewer 2.11.4


not very good


not very good

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Full Specifications

Publisher Dirk Matussek
Publisher web site
Release Date August 20, 2012
Date Added August 21, 2012
Version 3.1.6
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Java Runtime 1.4.2 or higher
Download Information
File Size 1.75MB
File Name av3-1-6-setup.exe
Total Downloads 7,950
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations Time range limited
Price Free

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