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Offline kathyp

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star stuff
« on: February 08, 2009, 06:36:01 PM »
i have never been much of a star gazer.  i think because i have moved so many times to such far flung places, it was more than my leaky mind could track.  however....my interest has been rekindled.  i found this site and wonder if some of you have similar sites that you want to share?

http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/
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Re: star stuff
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 06:53:10 PM »
I use to have something on my computer where you could type in the date and time and it showed you what the sky looked like, where stuff was. Can't recall the name of that now. It was really neat. Been thinking about getting that going again.
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Re: star stuff
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 07:33:11 PM »
There's a few programs out there that show sky maps, a couple of the best are free.  Cartes du Ciel and Stellarium can be found on this SourceForge.net page.  I've tried them both, Cartes du Ciel is the user-friendliest.

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Re: star stuff
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 07:40:14 PM »
thanks.  not that we get the chance in the PNW to look at the stars much.....
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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