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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 08:47 AM
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Stellarium - Free Online Planetarium
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

http://www.stellarium.org/
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 08:49 AM
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1. cool! Thanks!

:hi:
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 09:15 AM
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2. Why do they call it "Stellarium" if it's a "Planetarium"?
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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 02:18 PM
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5. The real question is, why don't we call a planetarium a stellarium?
Most of what it projects are stars and not planets, after all...
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 05:08 PM
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6. The original ones were mainly for the moon and planets; the name endured (nt)
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Grey Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 10:29 AM
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3. Really cool place. Thank you. nt
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gblady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 10:48 AM
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4. thanks, Dover....
I love this kind of stuff!
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-09 02:26 PM
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7. Other great planetarium sites here >>>
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