Google Astronomy

There’s a new application for all astronomy enthusiasts and people interested in the night sky, and it comes from the well-known people at Google.

From the same people that brought you Google Earth and Google Mars, comes Google Sky.

All you need is the latest version of Google Earth, and in it you will find a new add-on application that allows you to view the night sky from your location. You can zoom in on galaxies, stars, nebulas, etc. The more you zoom in, the more detail you will see. You can even bookmark constellations and other objects of interest.

So go ahead. Download Google Earth, and start exploring space. And once you do that, go out and see what the real stars look like (which we do at our observatory).

For other views of this application from astronomers, we invite you to read Dr. Pamela Gay’s Star Stryder blog and Dr. Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog.


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