Optimized for projection, Starry Night Podium 8 provides an intuitively designed interface on the operator's computer screen and projects an impressive, uncluttered view of the sky that brings the visual beauty and accuracy of Starry Night to larger screens and audiences.
Starry Night Podium includes a library of pre-assembled interactive simulations, educational video clips and concept diagrams to help create memorable presentations. You can add your own simulations, videos and images to this library.
Starry Night Podium provides an immersive experience ideally suited for today’s classrooms, lecture halls and science centers.
COMPREHENSIVE DATA LIBRARY INCLUDES:
300+ ready-to-use educational simulations on a variety of topics
100 mini-documentaries and video clips documenting our understanding of the universe
25 concept diagrams of astronomical phenomena
And much more!
POWERFUL PRESENTATION FEATURES
Starry Night Podium makes it easy to organize simulations, videos and images into a custom presentation. Starry Night Podium also allows users to fade, zoom and position digital videos and images anywhere on the screen during Starry Night presentations.
Award-winning Starry Night planetarium software
Instructor Binder with information on getting the most from Starry Night Podium (PDF)
Introductory astronomy book (PDF)
New Features Included in the All New Podium Version 8!
New simple, fast & streamlined user-optimized interface, including a new "Universal Search" for objects, Starry Night files, SkyGuide references, options, events, and more.
Exoplanets modeled as 3D bodies with proper location, size, orbit and planetary textures.
All stars accurately rendered as 3-dimensional bodies with classification-appropriate color, texture and relative radii.
Five new multi-wavelength full-sky survey images from Planck, IRAS-COBE and 2 Micron - you can explore relic radiation left over from the Big Bang.
Hertzsprung-Russell diagram tells us about a star’s age and its mass. Easily identify stellar oddballs, such as white dwarfs, supergiants, and extremely massive main sequence stars.
Exclusive Extragalactic 3D Database – 2 million galaxies - over 1 billion lights years of space.
New Planetary Texture Collection - over 100 additional planet and moon surface maps showing rock and element locations, mineral composition, chemical distribution, gravity, magnetic field, notable topographic features, and much more.
Restyled SkyGuide with updated tours and interactive multimedia.
New and updated space missions with 30 new detailed and accurate 3D models of spacecraft and their trajectories.
Updated Messier catalog with new high-resolution images for star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
New Photorealistic Horizon Panoramas make you feel like you are there.
Expanded asteroid catalog with highlighted/highlightable families and groups.
Analemma can now be drawn on a planets surface
The most precise planetary positions available (using Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL-DE-422 ephemerides.)
Accurate outlines and positional data for 1400 dark, emission, planetary and reflection nebulae.
3500 unique object text descriptions for stars, planets, moons, satellites, exoplanets, space missions, deep sky objects and, more.
Advanced Planet Rendering for terrain shadows, specular reflections on water, and city night lights on dark side (Earth only).
Requires Windows 10 or higher, 1GHz or higher processor, 4 GB RAM and 10 GB of hard disk space. 256 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Minimum projector resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Mac OS X®
Requires OS X 10.10 or higher, 1GHz or higher processor, 4 GB RAM and 10 GB of hard disk space. 256 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. Minimum projector resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Note: In rare instances, upgrades to Windows 10 on computers with previous Windows operating systems may result in an incompatible graphics card. For more information,read here.