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Executive SummaryEdit

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Stellarium Edit

What is this? Edit

This Technology hows a realistic sky in 3D with planets, their satellites, stars, etc.

Platform Edit

Web Applet for Windows, Mac, or Linux

Application in Innovation Edit

Innovation applications: Many

Teachers can use this to allow students to visually learn about almost anything in space; has accurate depictions that are zoom-able.

Applications in Efficiency Edit

Efficiency applications: Some

This one program condenses many things such as books, movies, pictures, models that teachers may have used previously and puts it all in one location that is easier to understand.

Applications in Community Edit

Community applications: Some

Students would not have to be in the same location at the same time to be able to see the same things with Stellarium. Teachers could use this to promote out of classroom group work.

Required technical proficiency Edit

Stellarium is downloadable for Mac or Windows and contains a FAQ. It is also apparently debugged now.

Similar to / different from Edit

This program appears to be very unique. It is certainly different from movies or books because you are able to navigate the sky yourself.

Limitations Edit

Older releases of this software appear to have significant bugs.

Official page Edit

http://www.stellarium.org/

For more information Edit

There is a wiki page where teachers can discuss stellarium and connect with other teachers:

http://www.stellarium.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Links Edit

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