Starry Night beginner
Brimming with useful, interesting and novel features, all brilliantly implemented. What's more it's fun.
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Created especially for first time stargazers, Starry Night Beginner is a fun, easy and exciting way for your entire family to learn about the night sky.

With Starry Night Beginner, you'll soon be able to identify stars, planets and constellations with a single, simple 'point-and-click.'

You'll also learn about the movements of the planets, watch the phases of the Moon, see what the stars looked like on the day you were born and much, much more.

Based on the original, award-winning software, Starry Night Beginner is the perfect desktop starter kit for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the wonders of the night sky.

Few experiences are as invigorating as being out in the countryside standing under a canopy of stars on a still night. Nothing conveys that feeling better than Starry Night Beginner. It's the perfect desktop planetarium for anyone learning their way around the night sky, an ideal gift.


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""Brimming with useful, interesting and novel features, all brilliantly implemented. What's more, it's fun." - Astronomy & Space

"Starry Night is a beautifully constructed desktop planetarium that is easy to learn." - 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

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System Requirements

To run Starry Night Beginner you need:

WindowsTM: PC with a PentiumTM or higher processor, color monitor, CD-ROM drive and Windows 95/98/ME/2000 or Windows NTTM4.0 or later. Requires 24MB RAM and 50-75MB of hard disk space.

MacintoshTM:PowerPCTM or better, color monitor, CD-ROM drive and System 7.5 or later. Requires 24MB RAM and 50-75MB of hard disk space.

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