“SkyScape” is a planetarium program, which will calculate and display the positions of the planets and more than 9000 stars, for any given time and place on Earth. It is easy to use, with attractive, versatile and accurate graphics, and is designed to help locate and identify planets, stars and constellations in the night sky.
I wrote it a few years ago, and still use it often. It’s provided here, in a ready-to-use form, “as is”, without warranty, free of charge, in the hope that it might be interesting to some, or even useful. Enjoy!
“SkyScape” is a Java application, and can be run on Macintosh, Unix, Linux, Solaris, Windows, and other computer operating systems having a standard Java graphical run-time environment installed.
skyscape.jarwhich you can save somewhere on your computer. In a suitable graphical environment, you should then be able to run the program by (double?-) clicking on the file’s icon. You will however need to have a Java Runtime or equivalent installed already. Alternatively, a suitable command line to run the program would be something like
java -jar skyscape.jar- see the readme file for more details.
If you have tried using this program, please feel free to mail me any helpful :-) comments. Thanks.