“Using the Planetarium Program Stellarium”with Justin McCollum
One piece of software which is a big help for amateur astronomers is a planetarium program. Like star charts, these night sky simulators help you to identify constellations, brighter stars and to find celestial objects. Where they shine is in showing you how the night sky would look for your specific location, date and time. Stellarium is a very capable panetarium program that is available free in a web or desktop version, and may be purchased at a reasonable cost for Anddoid and iOS devices.
Justin will demonstrate the features of Stellarium and give you examples of how you might use it for your own observing.
Speaker Bio: Justin McCollum is a long time member of HAS and is on the staff of Lamar University where he is the Physics Laboratory Coordinator.
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We'll have the online chat feature available to us during the talk, and once the presentation is over, we can open up the audio lines for more questions. I'm excited that this we're able to get together in this fashion, and I hope you can join us then. We hope to see you online with us on Thursday evening June 3rd!