Welcome to Celestia
... The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.
All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-go to' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.
Celestia is expandable. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects .
Registered: October 2006 Location: 200 feet below the Heathrow flightpath, London Posts: 159
Review Date: Sat 30, December, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10
The best around
For those interested in the heavens above there is a free program called Celestia that will enthrall you. It needs 150mb of disk space and a pretty powerful computer.
It has a complete database of the whole known universe with every studied object linked to the relevant NASA or observatory website page. It has real time fly-by graphics in which you can plot objects in real time, past, present, and the future.