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Old 01-29-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
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Yep, now Google Earth can show you the sky! It'll show you a view of the sky right over your current position (or any you pick), then you can navigate around just like you do on the surface view. It'll animate the view, show constellations, time lapse... amazing for you budding astronomers, or folks who want to practice with celestial navigation. At free, the cost is right too!

http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu.html

By the way, if you haven't tried out Google Earth, you should. Amazing technology that lets you "fly" anywhere in the world and look at satellite photos of locations. Check out your house! I can actually see my boat in the marina, although the picture was taken about 5 years ago.
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RE: Google Sky

Keith,

I've used GoogleEarth for some time now, but didn't know they had expanded to include the 'sky' version too.* Thanks for the heads up.* Really a fascinating program.

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Ooooohhhh Mike, thanks for the heads up? that's bad.......
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RTF,

I didn't realize I was so glib!* Good catch (even if I didn't)!

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