I am in awe of Stellarium, a “free open source planetarium for your computer.” It’s available for Linux, Mac and Windows, and it’s a great “hands on” tool for learning more about astronomy. The long and the short of it: configure if for your location, and it will show you what you’re looking at when you look up into the night sky. Here’s the view out my front window tonight:

Stellarium Screen Shot


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Mike G on May 3, 2007 - 19:01 Permalink

I actually go outside and look at the stars… ;-) Cool program, though.