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Starry Night Backyard ESD for Mac

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Among educational programs, Starry Night Backyard ESD is one of the best in its class for astronomy software. It offers more than 1,000,000 stars and 110 deep-space objects for your viewing pleasure. Also, you can create a date-specific night sky and determine exactly where to look for an astronomical event at any given time.

One of the best features of this program is its ability to display specific constellations, galaxies, and planets up close. Just choose a star, moon, or any deep-space object, and click Go There. The application will show you flying through space to your desired object up to 20,000 light-years away. What's more, you can e-mail your discoveries to your friends, family, or professor in QuickTime format, viewable on any Web browser. Both students of astronomy and regular users will find this program both educational and fun, and certainly worth the $34.95 shareware fee.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Among educational programs, Starry Night Backyard ESD is one of the best in its class for astronomy software. It offers more than 1,000,000 stars and 110 deep-space objects for your viewing pleasure. Also, you can create a date-specific night sky and determine exactly where to look for an astronomical event at any given time.

One of the best features of this program is its ability to display specific constellations, galaxies, and planets up close. Just choose a star, moon, or any deep-space object, and click Go There. The application will show you flying through space to your desired object up to 20,000 light-years away. What's more, you can e-mail your discoveries to your friends, family, or professor in QuickTime format, viewable on any Web browser. Both students of astronomy and regular users will find this program both educational and fun, and certainly worth the $34.95 shareware fee.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher SPACE.com Canada
Publisher web site http://www.starrynight.com
Release Date October 17, 2001
Date Added October 17, 2001
Version 3.1.2

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements Mac OS 7.5

Download Information

File Size 16.99MB
File Name Backyard.smi.bin

Popularity

Total Downloads 61,296
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $34.95
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