CyberSky provides users with a planetarium right on their computer screens. With options to please newcomers and astronomers alike, this is a great, educational program.
We were instantly overwhelmed with the interface's massive collection of command icons and numbers. However, after taking a deep breath and experimenting for a few minutes, we developed a strong understanding of how everything functioned. We couldn't help but stare at the program's dominating feature, a globe-shaped view of the sky above our home. We ensured this was our night's view after choosing our town from a comprehensive list of the world's cities, and our time and date. We saw outlined and labeled examples of constellations, planets, and comets after choosing specific ones from drop-down menus. Everything was simple to read and looked realistic. We also enjoyed choosing to view Vectors, which show which way each celestial body is moving. The program also provided items that were over our head, but may appeal to seasoned astronomers, such as the Celestial Equator and the Galactic Grid. With a fun animation feature that shows how the night sky will look at specific times, we got a better understanding of the stars above.
CyberSky comes with a 30-day trial. Thanks to its clear labels and tools, we recommend this program.
CyberSky is an accurate, yet easy-to-use planetarium program that provides an excellent way to learn about astronomy and explore the sky visible in the distant past, the present, and the far-off future. CyberSky can display and print attractive, highly-customizable maps of the sky as seen from your home, your favorite vacation spot, or any other location on the Earth. The programs clean, user-friendly interface makes it easy to identify the objects you see in the sky and find the objects you want to see. CyberSky has a versatile animation feature that lets you watch astronomical events unfold at whatever pace you desire. This feature is not only a lot of fun, it makes the program very well-suited for astronomy education. Many of the most basic and interesting astronomical phenomena can only be seen over weeks, months, or even years, or by observing the sky from widely separated locations on the Earth. CyberSky will place the sky under your control. CyberSky is used by people all over the world who want to become familiar with the objects they see in the sky, by amateur and professional astronomers who need a straightforward, uncluttered planetarium program, by parents who want to share their interest in astronomy with their children, and by educators who want to empower their students to learn in a way unimagined a generation ago. CyberSky has something to offer you, regardless of your level of astronomy knowledge.
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Version 5.0.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.