starry night college
The Research-Proven Solution for Astronomy Education
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'Starry Night has revolutionized my astronomy teaching and energized my students. It has given them a strong foundation in understanding how the universe works. I am certain that you will enjoy using and discovering new things with Starry Night and I know that your students will appreciate putting their hands on the universe.'David H. Bradstreet, Ph.D.
Eastern University, St. Davids, PA USA
March 10, 2009
Features and Benefits
Starry Night College makes it easy to teach astronomy. The ideal companion to your astronomy textbook, Starry Night gives you powerful, accurate, customizable tools to inspire and engage your students.
Starry Night College includes more than 45 computer exercises, complete with dazzling interactive simulations, all fully mapped to top college astronomy textbooks.
The software is readily accessible to an unlimited number of students via the deeply discounted student download version.
The step-by-step exercises in Starry Night College will lead your students to a solid understanding of the universe.
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Starry Night College is built on our powerful Starry Night Pro astronomy simulation software. It contains all of the incredible features of Pro, plus a correlated higher education module including 45 embedded exercises joined to hundreds of customized simulations.
Starry Night College exercises are fully mapped to top college astronomy textbooks. Textbook correlations are available to registered users of Starry Night College. To request a copy, simply contact us with your name and registration number, along with the textbook, author and edition required.
To run Starry Night College you'll need:
Windows: Requires Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, 1GHz or higher processor, 512 MB RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space. 64 MB OpenGL capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Macintosh: Universal Binary runs natively on Intel and PPC Macintosh computers. Requires OS X 10.5 or higher, G4 450 MHz or higher processor, 512 MB RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space. Will not run on OS 9.x or earlier. 32 MB OpenGL capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Basic support for joysticks recognized by Windows XP and Mac OS X.
Understand the mechanics of lunar and solar eclipses from the perspective of the Earth, Moon or Sun.
Visualize the motions of the Earth that cause precession and nutation. Starry Night can travel in time from 99, 999 BC to 99, 999 AD.
Fly to any object in the solar system, any star or galaxy. Starry Night plots 700 million light years of space and contains millions of objects in its database.
Explore the Milky Way galaxy and the structure of the Universe.