SOFTWARE - SPACE UPDATE DVD
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Space Update splash screen

Space Update is an interactive, real-time display system of space science images and data. The program displays hundreds of images and movies of the best of space science research, with web links to find out more information. You can update the software to show "today's data" by downloading the latest images free from the internet to keep your software up-to-date. Each of the submodules, even the included Tic·Tac·Toe knowledge game, can run separately, resulting in 5 separate kiosks if desired. Full-screen versions without support files, are available for download but require a registration number after a 30-day demo period.

Update the software to truly show "today's data" by downloading today's images free from the internet to keep your software up-to-date, even if it is in use! This powerful software suite is available for purchase as a single DVD which includes both Mac and Windows versions.

Also available are numerous Space Update Activities for educators to download and use in the classroom.

ISBN : 978-1-931523-530

Space Update suite of applications

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Astronomy sample screen

Astronomy Update

This module brings you the best of space and ground-based astronomical images of stars, nebulae, clusters, & galaxies, including the latest images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories, all arranged by subject. It also includes images of the night sky in all available wavelengths (microwave background, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma ray), and numerous animations depicting events such as galaxy formation and supernovae. New items can be added remotely at any time to the external database. Select "Update Data" and download the latest data from within the application.

Full-screen version that blacks out the desktop (suitable for museums) is available to download but requires a purchased registration number after the 30-day demo period.

Features

Includes sections on...

  • Stars - birth and death, low mass, high mass, nebulae
  • Clusters - globular and open
  • Galaxies - spiral, elliptical, irregular, magellanic, groups, active
  • Deep Space - deep field images, explosions
  • All Sky - milky way galaxy in wavelengths ranging from radio to high enery gamma rays

The installed images, movies and data files can be updated from our servers using the 'Update Data' button. Outdated files are archived or deleted, and new astronomy topics that are continually being added to the online database can be downloaded.

Sample screenshots

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Sky Tonight sample screen

Sky Tonight

This module showcases the daily sky views (including the Moon and planets), for morning and evening skies, looking N, S, E, W, and directly overhead. The software ships with one preset viewing latitude of 30°N or 40°N, but 8 different views are available for the following latitudes

60°N, 90°W, GMT -6
50°N, 90°W, GMT -6
40°N, 90°W, GMT -6
30°N, 90°W, GMT -6 (Houston)

20°N, 90°W, GMT -6 (Mexico City)
10°N, 60°W, GMT -4 (Venezuela)
20°S, 45°W, GMT -3 (Rio)
30°S, 150°E, GMT+11 (Sydney)

These sky movies are downloadable free from our website, by using the Setup installer for Space Update or from within the Sky Tonight software itself.

Features

  • Today's sky maps for 8PM and 5AM skies
  • Five look directions, north, south, east, west and directly overhead
  • Maps contain brightest stars, constellations, planets, comets, ecliptic, milky way and more
  • You control animations of the sky view and watch how the Moon, the planets and the stars move over time
  • Toggle an elevation grid on/off and invert sky map for printing
  • Easily download the sky movies for the morning sky and other latitudes and years
  • Full-screen version available for download. Requires a purchased registration number after the 30-day demo period.

Sample screenshots

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Solar System Update sample screen

Solar System Update

This module lets you explore the objects of the solar system including the planets and all their moons. recent results from planetary missions (e.g. from Cassini at Saturn), and planetary images from the Hubble Space Telescope. It also features physical data on the planets and their moons, in both scientific units and "Earth units", and basic facts about past and current satellite exploratory missions. Data is organized by planetary body and grouped by media-type for movies and images, both 2D and 3D! Each file contains links to more info available on the internet.

Select "Update Data" and download the latest data without leaving the application.

Solar System Update runs as part of Space Update or as a stand-alone application. A full-screen version that blacks out the desktop (suitable for museums) is available to download but requires a purchased registration number after the 30-day demo period.

Features

  • physical data for the planets and their moons, comets, asteroids, and deep space objects
  • images and movies for each planetary object
  • latest results are easily located under NEW
  • data and images on satellite missions
  • external internet links for all files to allow further exploration
  • control animations frame by frame
  • UPDATE DATA allows downloading of latest discoveries from within the application
  • older data can be archived or deleted
  • internet access controlled through config file
  • screensaver

Sample screenshots

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Space Weather sample screen

Space Weather

This module answers questions about what space weather is and what it does in space and here on Earth. It includes movies and images of the aurora, including today's aurora from space; images and movies of the Sun in various wavelengths from the ground and from orbiting NASA spacecraft; a tutorial about what space weather is and how the aurora is formed; and much more! You'll also find real-time space weather conditions from current satellite missions - see our award-winning Space Weather hotlist for our source sites!

Select "Update Data" and download the latest data without leaving the application.

Space Weather runs as part of Space Update or as a stand-alone application. A full-screen version that blacks out the desktop (suitable for museums) is available to download but requires a purchased registration number after the 30-day demo period.

Features

Includes sections on...

  • Sun - basics, eclipses, solar cycle, sun in 3D, today's sun
  • Earth - intro to space weather, seeing the invisible, space storms
  • Forecast - auroral forecasts, eyes on the sun, solar wind predictions, space storm warnings
  • Missions - ongoing and recent space weather missions and their results
  • Planets - information on space weather at all the planets of the solar system
  • Aurora - images, movies and basic info

'Update Data' feature allows files to be updated from our servers for the latest results.

Sample screenshots



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