August 19, 2007
Are you up for a journey through the Universe?
Stellarium features a 3-dimensional sky in much the same way as if you were looking up at the sky in real time. So if youÃ¢â¬â¢d like to discover whatÃ¢â¬â¢s beyond our planet, go on tours around the Solar System and the Milky Way, travel in time back to when other galaxies formed, or become a witness to the formation of other stars billions of years ago, now itÃ¢â¬â¢s your chance to experience it. All you have to do is to decide on a destination, set the coordinates and go. With this Ã¢â¬Åvirtual planetariumÃ¢â¬Â, one may calculate the positions of the Sun, the Moon or other planets. It is also possible to check what the sky would look like to an observer at a different location and time zone. But one of the features that I most like is that Stellarium can display the constellations and simulate a variety of astronomical phenomena such as lunar eclipses and meteor showers.
Link: Earth and Sky