Just installed starry night – backyard., and it’s fricking *amazing*. a total hoot.
has a 15 day trial period, and I think most people that are willing to sit through a 15 meg download (on dial-up- busy server, to my laptop it took about an hour, on dsl, it’d probably shoot down in 10 minutes or less) it’s a ton of fun. Even more so on the laptop, because you can take it outside and do stuff, compare to the real stars. more fun than just astronomy, though is the “view from any point” stuff…I like flying back out into space, and looking at satellites orbiting earth, and such. It’s peaceful, listening to soft music, imagining ones self in a out in vacuum.