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Maris Multimedia /
Reference / Astronomy
Your Desktop Observatory
What would you give for a powerful observatory in your own
backyard? Imagine penetrating millions of light years into space, plotting out
the constellations, analyzing dramatic cosmic events, and then printing
accurate star maps.
That's RedShift 3, the ultimate hands-on planetarium. Based
on RedShift, the award-winning multimedia astronomy program, RedShift 3 puts
you in charge of the latest scientific information. With a few mouse clicks,
you'll know what to look for from your yard tonight. Or view the Earth from
20,000 kilometers away. Or witness the birth of a star.
Novices love this program for its accessibility and
easy-to-learn interface. Professionals use it for its depth and accuracy.
RedShift 3 is the interactive tool that puts the Universe in your hands.
Take Part in the Cosmic
RedShift 3 delivers powerful features and exciting
presentations, created by world-renowned experts. Packed with scientifically
accurate information, they will take you deeper into space than any telescope
you can buy.
Witness the Big Bang
How could everything explode
from nothing? Travel back to the beginning of time to understand the origins of
Expand You Point of View
See the night sky at any
time within a 16,000-year period. And from any planet in the Solar System.
Place yourself on Pluto a hundred years into the future. Or gaze at Mars as the
ancient Egyptians did.
Get Closer to the Stars
How do stars form?
RedShift 3 takes you interactively through the spectacular evolution of stars -
and shows you the explosive end of our own sun.
Map Your Universe
How do astronomers map
the stars? Use your own Celestial Sphere to understand how scientists assign
positions to objects in the sky.
Catch the Next Eclipse
Predict the occurrence of
solar and lunar eclipses for any period between 4712 B.C. and 10,000 A.D.
Follow the Planets
Select a planet or moon and
view it from any position - zooming close if you wish. Then track the object as
it moves through its orbit.
Tools That Open the Sky
- Completely updated interface and control panels - more
accessible for beginners and more versatile for sophisticated users
- Explore positions of more than 1,000,000 mapped
- Enter the date and your location, and see what to look
for tonight, or prepare a Sky Diary for any month you choose
- Calculate the timing of key events such as comets, meteor
showers, and eclipses
- Explore interactively all the stars in the Hipparcos and
- Download the latest scientific discoveries directly from
integrated Internet links
- Click on technical terms to get definitions and more from
the latest Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy
- 16-bit graphics add spectacular realism to views of
planets and moons
- Enhanced movie-making feature allows you to capture your
explorations using Active Movie technology
Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium 100, 16 MB RAM, quad
speed CD-ROM drive, 640 x 480 x 256 video (800 x 600 x 16 bit recommended),
11Mb Hard Drive space (79 Mb including MS Internet Explorer 4.0), 16 bit sound
card, 28.8 Kbps modem for Internet functions.
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