Using this astronomy application you can view a detailed three dimensional celestial map that contains all major stars, planets, galaxies and nebulae.
SkyGlobe is a Windows tool for exploring the universe on the desktop computer. It provides a 3D map of the galaxy with detailed information about each celestial body. Moreover, users are able to travel forward or backward in time to see the changes in the night sky.
After starting the program you can use the mouse cursor to move around the celestial map. It is possible to zoom in and out of the image as well. There are keyboard shortcuts for displaying guidelines and constellation outlines. This functionality is helpful for easier navigation across the galaxy.
Please note that SkyGlobe is obsolete and no longer supported by the developer. It cannot be launched in a modern operating system. There are other utilities for astronomers like AutoStakkert.
Users can quickly jump to any point in time to observe various astronomical events such as eclipses and meteor showers. Additionally, there is a powerful search module for locating objects in the database.
Educational tools like an encyclopedia of astronomy terms and a constellation guide are provided. Students are able to learn historical facts about all famous stars and galaxies as well as perform complex calculations to predict future planet movements.
- free to download and use;
- lets you explore a detailed map of the night sky with all major stars and constellations;
- there are educational materials for learning complex astronomy terms;
- users can travel backward and forward in time to observe various celestial events;
- compatible with Windows XP.