Starry Night College is built on our powerful and time-tested astronomy simulation software. It contains all of the incredible features of our desktop planetarium app, plus contains 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.
Five Important Advantages of Starry Night College
No need to update software. You are always using the latest version every time you login.
Easier installation and maintenance.
Works over the internet with a modern web browser.
Accessible on most devices, including Desktop Computers, iPads, Chromebooks, and Tablets.
Eliminates the need for your IT department to maintain the software.
What Makes Starry Night College Great!
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 version.
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
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
Home Location set by IP Address automatically
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
The most precise planetary positions available (using Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL-DE-422 ephemerides)
3,500 unique object text descriptions for stars, planets, moons, satellites, exoplanets, space missions, deep sky objects and, more
2.5 million stars, and over 32,000 deep sky objects; including the entire NGC/IC catalog, and 7,000 asteroids, comets, and satellites
Restyled SkyGuide with updated tours and media
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