22 August 2007
It, You'll Like It!
can't see the night sky any more because of Norman's Munificent Mile
of Light Pollution (a.k.a: Magnificent Mile of
Cars) or similar city lights, there's a new version of Google Earth that
includes a pretty good planetarium in the form of Google Sky. There are
lots of Hubble Space Telescope images (yeah!) and appropriately placed
references to all sorts of astronomical data. It's not as much
fun as a dark night with a hefty telescope, but it's a
pretty close second!
look at descriptions at the addresses below.
download the latest Google Earth, incorporating Google Sky, at the address
below. Be sure to check the only the check boxes for Google
stuff you want. There's a LOT of free stuff at