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loe Johnson and
Simpson.
Stellarium is a simple and easy w
to look at the stars. It is a way
being able to search the sky
planets without going into Sp
yourself. You can find constellati
and planets as well as many ot
Space features.
llarium is a fantastic software
t allows you to look at the stars
d sky. This program is a realistic,
Planetarium. It is great for
ding constellations and planets. It
imple and easy to use and can be
essed and used by anyone
und the world. Experienced and
xperienced astronomers can look
and use this program to search
sky rather than having to use a
escope or binoculars.
Keep repeating this
process, changing the
year by 5000 every time
and marking the position.
You will now see a circular sha
around which the sky rotates
Press the fastforward button and
see at which point
the sky rotates.
Now mark the point of
rotation.
Some of the functions of Stellar
are
being
able
to
bring
constellation art, eg: Ursa Ma
also known as the Great Bear.
Stellarium can also fast forwa
or go back in time – eg: 500
years – and show what positio
the stars were or are going to b
in.
Now mark the position of
the star.
Now change the date to
5000 years ago and you
will see that the stars wi
You need a star
chart to be able to
do this activity.
First find the North
Star at present day.
Load up Stellarium.
Pause time using the
time and date button
(It doesn’t matter
what time it is.)
Drag screen so
that north (N) is
clearly in view,
click on the
cloud so screen
goes dark.
Look for
constellation The
Big Dipper / Ursa
Major which
looks like a
spoon.
Find the
constellation
Cassiopeia,
which is shaped
like a w,
remembering
where The Big
Dipper is.
Adjacent to
Cassiopeia and Th
Big Dipper directl
in the centre is th
North Star.
Stars and constellations
of the northern hemisphere
Mark the point of rotation with a dot
for each time setting.
CELS—D. Brown 03/01/2010
Stars and constellations
of the northern hemisphere
Mark the point of rotation with a dot
for each time setting.
CELS—D. Brown 03/01/2010