Go beyond the confines of the Earth and explore the Universe with this planetarium-style computer program. Itï¿½s fascinating to see 3D simulations and navigate through the solar system and all the stars outside it.
What does the sky look like from Vega or the Pleiades? Finally, you can experience these beautiful views for yourself.
Voyager 4's stellar database is a complete and comprehensive compendium of data on more than 2.
5 million stars. View the components of binary stars such as Alpha Centauri, or the 'Double Double' in Lyra - orbiting each other over hundreds of years.
Using the program will not be as difficult as you might expect for this sort of application. Its tools are quite intuitive although you will have to try it a bit before being able to really enjoy the experience.
That said, there are so many functions and options you can get lost! I liked the Solar Neighbourhood feature which allows you to select the distance in light-years and see all the stars discovered so far, and of course rotate them to better understand their spatial postition.
It's both a professional tool for researchers and students, and an effective way for teachers (or parents) to show their students how things really work out there.
Especially in this field, a navigable 3D rendering of the Universe will be much more effective than pages and pages of text.
Discover the Universe in a fascinating way with Voyager 4.
- Version 4.5.5 includes support for Snow Leopard