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Software - Interactive, Online, & Downloadable

aa.usno.navy.mil/software/mica/micainfo.html MICA, the Multiyear Interactive Computer Almanac, is a software system that provides high-precision astronomical data in tabular form for a wide variety of celestial objects.
registax.astronomy.net Registax V3 website. A free astrophography editing and enhancing tool.
skyandtelescope.com/resources/software/article_328_2.asp Mars Previwer II from Sky & Telescope - in anticipation of Mars Opposition on November 7th 2005. Gives angle of tilt, size of disc etc.
www.astrosurf.com/avl/UK_index.html Virtual Moon Atlas - free software for Moon surface features observations.
www.ecliptomaniacs.com/resources/calculator.htm Ecliptomaniacs Eclipse Calculator.
www.lcm.tuwien.ac.at/scs/welcome.htm Source of a free programme called WinEclipse - it allows you to view the path of an eclipse on a world map but also gives local circumstances when you plug in your lat/long.
www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/occult3.htm WinOccult - tracks and lists almost all occultations of planets, asteroids, etc. when given your longitude and latitude.
www.roweville.com/MoonClock/TheMoonClock.exe (Download link The Moon Clock - 30kB) A quick reference guide to the Phase of the Moon for your time.
www.satscape.co.uk Satscape - freeware satellite tracker.
www.skyviewcafe.com/ Sky View Cafe is a Java applet that lets you use your web browser to see many types of astronomical information


Free Planetarium Softeware

www.stargazing.net/astropc Available in 6 languages, also includes the popular Cartes du Ciel proramme
www.stellarium.org Stellarium is free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. Often this is used by professional planetariums!


Podcasts

To Start:
www.apple.com Find out more, and how to get set up.

To Use:
feeds.feedburner.com/CymekIndustriesSingularityPodcast
podcast.seti.org/index.xml
ravel.esrin.esa.it/multimedia/audio/esoc_feed.xml
science.nasa.gov/podcast.xml
stardate.org/feeds/rss.xml
skepticality.libsyn.com/rss/
slanderbox.libsyn.com/rss/
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/mp3/podcast.xml
www.cbc.ca/quirks/quirks.xml
www.groks.net/groks.rss
www.i-waysolutions.com/tps/index.xml
www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/podcast.xml
www.regulusastro.com/regulus/whatsup/podcast.rss
www.sciencecast.net/podcast.php
www.slackerastronomy.org/slack-live.xml


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