Atari Planetarium (Atari ST, 3 1/2" Disk) Atari - 1987 USA, Canada Release
|Media||3 1/2" Disk|
|Category(s)||Reference, Science Reference, Astronomy|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
Your window on the Universe.
The magic of microelectronics now makes it possible for you to have a planetarium style model of the universe in your own home. All you do is position the mouse pointer and click a mouse button on your Atari Mega or ST computer and your requested view of the universe is neatly and quickly displayed in bright, easy-to-read colors on screen. The computer handles the awesome computations and enormous amounts of data. You need only sit back and tour deep space.
Special functions effortlessly transport you across the universe. The program also includes an accelerated time clock, allowing you to observe astronomical events as they unfold- up to 10,000 years in the future. Through the marvels of computing, you can even reverse time and backtrack through any event- as far back as 10,000 years in the past.
Atari Planetarium shows the location of more than 3,500 starts, 88 constellations, our solar system, more than 300 deep-sky objects, 12 signs of the Zodiac, and Halley's comet during its 1985-1986 appearance in our solar system.
Students, teachers, and hobbyists will find Atari Planetarium an invaluable resource. You'll make stellar and planetary maps and study eclipses and transits; you'll date historical events from astronomical records; you'll synchronize ancient calendars; you'll study latitude and longitude, local and Greenwich Mean Time, and sunrise/sunset vs. latitude and season; and you'll determine navigational position from celestial observations.
Intermediate and High School grade levels.