Starry Night gives you powerful, accurate, customizable tools to inspire and engage your students. Starry Night College includes more than 45 computer exercises, complete with dazzling interactive simulations, all fully mapped to top college astronomy textbooks.
The software is readily accessible to an unlimited number of students via the deeply discounted student download version. All the students need are the last 4 of digits of the professor's registration key and this link: Student Download
Starry Night College is built on our powerful Starry Night Pro astronomy simulation software. It contains all of the incredible features of Pro, plus a correlated higher education module including 45 embedded exercises joined to hundreds of customized simulations. Starry Night College helps you teach a more satisfying course by making it easy for your students to visually grasp the concepts of astronomy.
Starry Night education titles are now optimized for SMART Boards and have been awarded SMART Technologies' highest level of accreditation: SMART Board Application Elite.
Version 7 Updates:
No QuickTime Needed - HTML5 replaces unsupported QuickTime for Windows.
All exercises underwent a comprehensive review and update.
Exercises have been enhanced with Guiding Questions, Key Concepts, Did You Know's and dozens of new images to help illustrate phenomena.
Expanded asteroid catalog with highlighted/highlightable families and groups.
Updated Equipment List includes the latest telescopes, eyepieces, and accessories.
Analemma can now be drawn on a planets surface.
Exclusive Extragalactic 3D Database includes over 100,000 galaxies encompassing over 1 billion lights years of space.
New Photorealistic Horizon Panoramas make you feel like you are there .
All known exoplanets as 3D bodies with proper location, size, orbit and planetary texture
Stunning new user interface with Universal Search, locates sky objects, favorite files, SkyGuide pages, options, events and more.
New highly detailed surface textures of planets and major moons.
All stars accurately rendered as 3-dimensional bodies with classification-appropriate color, texture and relative radii.
Expanded set of “Space Missions” including 30 new detailed and accurate 3D models of spacecraft and their trajectories. Updates to new/ongoing missions.
The most precise planetary positions available (using Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL-DE-422 ephemerides) .
3500 unique object text descriptions for stars, planets, moons, satellites, exoplanets, space missions, deep sky objects and more.
Restyled SkyGuide with updated tours and media.
Home Location set by IP Address automatically*
Advanced Planet Rendering for terrain shadows, specular reflections on water, and city night lights on dark side (Earth only).
Updated Messier catalog with new visually stunning images for star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
Lunar and solar eclipses
Precession and nutation
Asteroids and comets
Redshift and the expansion of the universe
And much more!
Award-winning and customized Starry Night Pro Planetarium Software
Access to unlimited and deeply discounted student download version
Astronomy Companion Guide (Built-in PDF)
45+ integrated computer exercises
Library of simulations
Create movies of your customized simulations and export images
Student Worksheets and Answer Keys
Exercises mapped to college astronomy textbooks
Links, references and suggestions for online access to additional content and resources