ASTR 116 Fall 2016 Class Webpage

Cody Chen, Dureeti Gaga, Siheng Hao, Riley Horne, Mame Kane, Hayley Keats, Saloni Khamar, Jason Klamson, Jinjae Lee, Cullen McDonough, Remi Moon, Julianna Nikodym, Esther Park, William Park, Karthik Reddy and Madeline Underwood.

Computer Software Needed for ASTR116

Skygazer4.5 Demo**

Planetarium software that is essential to view the night sky.

**Needed for ASTR116**

Download for Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6

File: SkyGazer 4.5.7

Download for Windows XP, Vista, 7 

File: SkyGazer 4.5.7



Stack .jpg's to make star trails.

**Needed for ASTR116**



Download Windows version

StarStaX .zip file from here:

Mac OS X version

StarStaX  .dmg file from here: 


**Installation instructions for Skygazer4.5 Demo for Mac OS X users
The Mac OS X version of SkyGazer 4.5 is distributed as a compressed disk image file.

• Download the disk image file.

• Double-click the file's icon to mount the image on your desktop

• Copy the SkyGazer 4.5 folder from the disk image to the Applications folder on your hard drive.

• To un-install, drag the SkyGazer 4.5 folder on your hard drive to the trash.

**Installation instructions for Skygazer4.5 Demo for Windows users

The Windows version of the demo is distributed as a self-extracting installer executable.

• Download the installer executable. Double-click the file's icon.

• Follow the instructions in the installer screen.

• To un-install, go to the Start menu > Programs > Carina Software > SkyGazer 4.5 > Uninstall SkyGazer 4.5, or use the "Add/Remove Programs" control panel.

Astronomy Software Apps That You Need to Download to Your Phone

1. iPhone - SkySafari 5: $0.99 -- Planetarium software to visualize the night sky.

    (a) Android - SkySafari 4: $2.99 -- Planetarium software to visualize the night sky.

2. iPhone/Android - Planets: Free -- Details on the visibility of planets each day.

3. iPhone/Android - MoonCalendar: Free -- Details on the phase of the Moon each day.

4. iPhone - Moon Globe: Free -- Shows a detailed Map of the Lunar surface with names of significant features.

    (a) Android - Moon Atlas 3D: Free -- Details on the phase of the Moon each day.

5. iPhone/Android - APOD: Free -- Astronomy Picture Of the Day. Beautiful photos from NASA.