Awards and reviews

The April 2000 issue of Consumers Digest gave Starry Night Pro one of its Best Buy Awards. "Starry Night Pro offers outstanding value for its price."

Starry Night recently received two prestigious Codie awards (the "Academy Awards" of software) for Best School Based Education Product and Best Lifestyle Product.

"With Starry Night, you can see what the sky will look like at any place at almost any time...It's just like being outside!" - Astronomy for Dummies by Stephen Maran, Ph.D.

"Starry Night is a beautifully constructed desktop planetarium that is easy to learn." - The New York Times.

"There are few experiences as invigorating as being out in the countryside under a canopy of stars on a still night. Starry Night conveys that feeling better than any other desktop planetarium. The brightness and the color of the stars are rendered so well that it is hard to believe that you are indoors." - The New York Times

"Starry Night is an impressive program that has become one of a handful I use on a regular basis. For the price, it's a steal. If you enjoy astronomy you must get Starry Night. An amazing sky simulator." -John Mosley, Sky & Telescope

"The more I used this program, the more I liked it. Of all the astronomy programs I've tried I consider Starry Night the most powerful, most elegant and most pleasing to use." -Jim Kendrick, SkyNews

"I've used sky simulator programs before, but this one is the best - and certainly the most fun...a celestial simulator of exquisite accuracy available for every home computer." -Chet Raymo, Boston Globe

"Starry Night is a superb program. In its screen representation of the night sky, it is without peer. The seamless integration of photographs of Messier objects in computer-generated star fields, and the realism of those star fields, is a work of genius. The speed and smoothness of its engine are incredible. Intuitive, and with wide-ranging tools and features, this program is the next best thing to actually going out and observing. I love it." -Astronomy & Space

"Starry Night is the closest you can come to space travel without a heavy suit and a lot of training." -Popular Science

"Starry Night is effortless astronomy software that lets you go anywhere in the solar system. Watch an eclipse from a planet, its moon and the Sun, all at the same time. Recommended." -New Scientist

"Starry Night is an excellent aid for exploring the heavens...a superb, well documented program that will transform you into an expert in no time." -ZDNet, 5-star rating

"Starry Night is perhaps the most widely recognized name in astronomy software. The program is a real grabber, with a well designed interface...and a very cool LiveSky feature for accessing astronomy information on the Internet." -Mac Home Journal

"No other medium can furnish the interactive visual experience provided by this software-not even your own spaceship traveling at light speed." -ComputerCredible