CyberSky

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    76,085
  • Date Added:
    October 05, 2011
  • File Size:
    7.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"upgrade from cybersky 3.1"

January 20, 2009  |  By laurarc001

 |  Version: CyberSky 4.0.4

Pros

additional keys and astronomy values are amazing.

Cons

30 day trial renewal or not

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5 stars

"Very nice!"

October 25, 2007  |  By MadMichele

 |  Version: CyberSky 4

Pros

I like this program a lot, and the price is right.

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5 stars

"Great software recommended at college"

October 20, 2007  |  By KeaLaniHI

 |  Version: CyberSky 4

Pros

My astronomy prof. at college recommended this to us. It's simple and doesn't cost too much. (And works on my laptop!) It includes some demos of things the prof. discussed in class.

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5 stars

"Excellent software, very fast, and prints great star maps"

October 15, 2007  |  By Kalei1932

 |  Version: CyberSky 4

Pros

I was looking for something that doesn't take up huge amounts of memory or disk space and is fast. I want to quickly find out what I'm looking at. This program does that, as advertised, and it seems "solid" with no crashes or odd behavior so far. I haven't found any bugs yet.

CyberSky also seems to be very accurate, showing the same results as other programs I tried out, but for less money.

One thing that stands out is the quality of the printed maps. Some of the other, more expensive programs I tried had nice on-screen displays, but the printed maps were sometimes really lousy. CyberSky prints spiffy maps, at least on my printer.

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1 stars

"This one needs lots of help."

August 30, 2007  |  By maddog1246

 |  Version: CyberSky 4

Cons

Poor graphic, no realism, hard to do anything in it.

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2 stars

"It works."

September 05, 2006  |  By grindlers10

 |  Version: CyberSky 3.3

Pros

The software does what it says.

Cons

the trial isn't very helpful. Its interface is garbage.

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4 stars

"this is very very good software"

March 23, 2005  |  By vimays2003

 |  Version: CyberSky 3.3

Pros

i suggest everyone to download it very good u can see spring and other seasons and fullmoon and half moon u can see 3000 years planets situation

Cons

i want to ask maker to increase years to 10000 so it can competite to planateriam pro(7 days) best of luck maker of this software

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5 stars

"very nice"

September 26, 2004

 |  Version: CyberSky 3.3

Summary

if you are into star gazing this is the product.

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5 stars

"With my new telescope, this is just what I was looking for."

September 25, 2004

 |  Version: CyberSky 3.3

Summary

The is a fun program.

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5 stars

"Interesting and useful"

November 13, 2002

 |  Version: CyberSky 3.3

Summary

My three favorite features:
- you can choose any location around the world;
- the sky can be animated either in real time or with the timestep you want;
- apparent planets orbits can be drawn.

With these features, it is then very easy to plan your observations! Have fun!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.3
Version 5.0.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Stephen Michael Schimpf
Publisher web site http://www.cybersky.com/
Release Date October 04, 2011
Date Added October 05, 2011
Version 5.0.3
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.69MB
File Name CyberSky5TrialSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 76,085
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, fewer stars, fewer deep-sky objects, printed maps are watermarked
Price $34.95

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