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written by Andrew Milne
This java applet is an online planetarium, showing the motion of the constellations, planets, and the brightest stars and galaxies. The latitude and longitude for the viewer can be set along with the date, time, and time steps for the motion. Clicking on objects in the sky view will bring up data and pictures, where available, of the objects. The application can be downloaded for offline viewing.

This applet is large so loading may be slow.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.1 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Constellations
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
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- application/java
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© 1997 Andrew Milne
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Metadata instance created August 9, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
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February 15, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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August 1, 1999
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A. Milne, (1997), WWW Document, (http://accidentalweblog.org/octant/).
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A. Milne, A.J.'s Cosmic Thing, (1997), <http://accidentalweblog.org/octant/>.
APA Format
Milne, A. (1999, August 1). A.J.'s Cosmic Thing. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://accidentalweblog.org/octant/
Chicago Format
Milne, Andrew. A.J.'s Cosmic Thing. August 1, 1999. http://accidentalweblog.org/octant/ (accessed 21 December 2014).
MLA Format
Milne, Andrew. A.J.'s Cosmic Thing. 1997. 1 Aug. 1999. 21 Dec. 2014 <http://accidentalweblog.org/octant/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Andrew Milne", Title = {A.J.'s Cosmic Thing}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {21 December 2014}, Month = {August 1, 1999}, Year = {1997} }
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