ALL THE DOWNLOADS ARE PRETTY COOL - AND FREE OR SHAREWARE
THERE IS ALSO SOME LINKS UNDERNEATH TO SITES THAT ARE FUN, INTERESTING OR GIVE AWAY STUFF FOR FREE!!!
This free download called Partiview is truly mindblowing - it is a 3D rendering of the known universe and you can fly about in it - i'm lost for words it is just so mucking findblowing
Click on this link and while you're browsing the rest of the site you can hear Brighton based Los Bonobos playing the latest of their witty and catchy tunes 'Satellite' based on a column in the Brighton Sky. Hear the wistful and catchy melody, ponder the great lyrics, check out the live flute playing and get down to some weird drumming - this is a live bootleg version, but we hope to get a better quality recording here soon
a really useful program a kind of orrery that you can view from different perspectives as well as a table maker - this is shareware and they kinda hope you'll give 'em some money after a month or so of using it
free shareware planetarium software showing you the position of the stars/planets/moon for pretty much any time - past, present and future - its utterly comprehensive, really well presented, easy to learn and use from the first moment of loading - its what i use (what better recommendation)
every month they give you a free skymap download
just like the moon, but on your computer, imagine that, you'll never have to look at the actual moon ever again!!! - from the safety and comfort of your computer monitor you can zoom in, right up to the golf balls
If you want to know what an Analemma is (put simply; it's a pretty infinity sign drawn out by the Sun) or perhaps you want a description, with mini videos, of the Equation of Time. This site offers all this and much more. They've even got a nice free download of a world time-zone map.
looking after your cosmic heritage, this band of geomancers are always doing events around Sussex so why not join 'em for a neolithic extravaganza
this site is absolutely incredible - not only does it have a zoom out view from the Sun right up to the visible universe, but details of every bit in between! Can't recommend this site strongly enough, it's great for absolute beginners/children and even has stuff to intrigue an astrophysics know-it-all
this is so cool - you tap in your date of birth and then it trawls through and finds a star where the light that left as you were being born is just about to arrive at planet earth - you can then go and see the light arriving as they show exactly where to find this star - a coupla months later and they've got another star for you - genius!
Take part in cutting edge deep space research looking for anomilies and helping catalogue galaxies - you get to see parts of space unseen by human eye. The human brain is apparently geared to this type of pattern recognition so the training only takes 15 minutes and then you can easily spot an anticlockwise spiral galaxy from a merging elitical galaxy - check it out!
site that tells you when and where you can spot satellites - including live ISS tracker and the times of iridium flares - you have to register (it's free) but that's cos they can then calculate where the satellites are in relation to you
the time in Sideria!!!???
Yes, there is a planetarium nearby. It's down in Chichister and one day we're going to get a minibus or a bunch of people with cars together and sort out a group visit. If that sounds good then get in touch and kick it off
The beauty magic and randomness of space coming out of your puter!
As we're not a real proper astronomy group, maybe you don't wanna hang around with a bunch of jokers and want to get down to the real nitty gritty of being in a respectable astronomy organisation. If so, here are a few local ones -
Brighton's own -
you know they've also got a camera obscura at Foredown Tower, and they do really nice nature walks during the summer
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