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Google Sky. Uri Robinson CSC 495 October 12 th , 2007. Presentation Order. What Is Google Sky? Who Uses It? How Does It Work? Why Use Google Sky ? Not The First Time Competitors ? Recap. What Is Google Sky?. A sky tool in Google Earth for viewing stars and astronomical images

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Google sky

Google Sky

Uri Robinson

CSC 495

October 12th, 2007


Presentation order

Presentation Order

  • What Is Google Sky?

  • Who Uses It?

  • How Does It Work?

  • Why Use Google Sky?

  • Not The First Time

  • Competitors?

  • Recap


What is google sky

What Is Google Sky?

  • A sky tool in Google Earth for viewing stars and astronomical images

  • Released August 27th, 2007

  • Produced by Google through a partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute

  • An application for computer users to look at the universe with the click of a mouse

  • YouTube Video On Google Sky


Who uses it

Who Uses It?

Educational

Personal

  • Universities

  • Government

  • Teachers

  • Students

  • Children

  • Parents

  • Astronomy Enthusiasts


How does it work

How Does It Work?

  • Google Sky is made up of stitched photographs of the heavens pieced together to make one giant navigation able database of the universe.

  • Basically, pictures are taken from a high-powered telescope and placed in a database which are then uploaded when using Google Earth in Sky mode


Why use google sky

Why Use Google Sky?

  • An awe-inspiring look of the universe

  • One of the unique features of Google Sky is that you can plug in your address and the program shows you what the sky above your home looks like

  • You can bookmark constellations, rotate the whole sky and zoom in to see details of black holes and stars


Not the first time

Not The First Time

  • Google Sky isn’t the first time Google has ventured into space

  • Google Mars – www.google.com/mars/ (March 06)

  • Google Moon – www.google.com/moon/ (August 06)

  • Both services use data from the US Space Agency NASA (signed agreement in December 06)


Competitors

Competitors

  • Stellarium

    • Free open source tool that gives people a chance to access more than a million stars, in addition to planets and moons

    • Created by Fabien Chereau

  • Starry Night

    • A widget for Apple Mac users that allows them to see the night sky from and location on Earth

    • Created by Imaginova


Competitors part 2

Competitors – Part 2

  • The Sky (Software Bisque)

  • Celestia(Open Source)

  • SkyTools (SkyHound Software)

  • VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY (The Deadly Microsoft)

    • “Expected to be very similar to Google Sky”


Recap

Recap

  • A sky tool in Google Earth for viewing stars and astronomical images

  • Used by universities, government, children, parents

  • Google Sky is made up of stitched photographs of the heavens pieced together to make one giant navigation able database of the universe.

  • An awe-inspiring look of the universe (w/ Google)

  • Google Moon and Google Mars

  • Eventual competitor will be MicrosoftEND


Ayase japan

Ayase, Japan

Stellarium


Location of planets

Location of Planets

Stellarium


Atacama desert chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

Stellarium


Earth

Earth

Celestia


The 1989 flyby of neptune by voyager 2 last stop before leaving the solar system

The 1989 flyby of Neptune by Voyager 2Last stop before leaving the solar system.

Celestia


Orbits of a number of main belt asteroids brown major planet orbits blue

Orbits of a number of main belt asteroids (Brown) Major Planet Orbits (Blue).

Celestia


The end

THE END


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