Super, Free Astronomy Software

Hey,

Cisco the blogging cat here… Every so often a feline stumbles upon a superb freebie… In this case, it’s Stellarium, a simple, intuitive astronomy program… Consider the pic below…

I took that shot around 9:30 PM on Dec 5th right here in Harwich… But what was that object pointed to by the arrow? Well, this goober knows a little about a lot, but stars etc. are null and void. Enter Stellarium… It’s an easy download, easy install, and an easy setup. Just enter your location (for Harwich, it’s 41°, 40′, 51.31″ latitude, and 70°, 3′, 44.74″ longitude.) Mess around with the interface a bit, and poof, here’s the answer…

Mystery solved… T’is Jupiter… Easy Breezy…

Stellarium offer remarkable features like date and time adjustment, planet choice, and accurate 24 hour view… This one is a winner…

Looking up by the racks…

Three cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

 

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