| Space Update|
your kids on to amazing Earth views of space and space views of Earth
Looking for an astronomy project to stimulate young learners? Space Update is an interactive, real-time display system of 600 MB of images and movies: the best of NASA space science, (including NEW Hubble images, planetary missions, and space weather missions), plus teacher's lesson plans and activities suitable for kids ages 7-18. Space Update has been tested extensively in both museum and school settings.
The software includes sections on Astronomy, Solar System, Space Weather, Space Events and Sky Tonight, each which can run separately or as a linked system. Space Weather shows you today's Sun and aurora! An internet connection is not required, but will allow live links and free image updates.
The Sky Tonight section shows the evening and morning skies, including stars, nebulae, the Moon and the planets for the entire year from one of several latitudes (30° N, 40° N, 60° N).
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|Space Weather describes what space weather is, what an aurora is, shows auroral images and movies, magnetic fields of the planets, etc. It also includes daily images of the sun in several wavelengths,daily images of the aurora and real-time predictions of space weather.|
|Space Update system requirements: Mac: PowerPC with 64 MB free RAM, CD player, System 8.1or higher with Quicktime 4 or higher installed; Windows: 95/98/NT/2000 and ME, with at least 64 MB of RAM, and Quicktime 4 or higher.|