For Computers

Software Details Link
Stellarium Free open source planetarium http://www.stellarium.org
Celestia Real time 3-D visualisation of space http://sourceforge.net/projects/celestia/
World Wide Telescope Rich visualisation environment that functions as a virtual telescope http://www.worldwidetelescope.com
Virtual Moon Atlas Moon observation or survey http://ap-i.net/avl/en/start
Cartes du Ciel Draw sky charts http://ap-i.net/starchart/en/start
Simulations Link
Open Source Physics http://www.compadre.org/osp/

Interactive Simulations

https://phet.colorado.edu

WorldWide Telescope

Click here to download the WWT userguide.

Stellarium

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Click here to visit the Stellarium site to download the software.

Click here to download the Stellarium worksheet.

African Starlore Art for Stellarium

The art works were created by Suki Lock based on the information supplied by Auke Slotegraaf. They were modified using inputs and information from Themba Matomela, Thembela Mantungwa and Mdumiseni Nxumalo. The project was initiated by Sivuyile Manxoyi after having discussions with Prof Jarita Holbrook and Prof Kevin Snedegar on African Cultural astronomy.

If you want to add these images to Stellarium on your computer, please download the constellation art file, unzip it and follow the instructions you’ll find in the unzipped folder.