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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 Microsoft END


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Ayase, Japan

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



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