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There is just no stopping Google is there? 🙂 They have recently added the Sky into their Google Desktop application. There seems to be a lot of potential here for courses that teach topics related to Astronomy!
According to an article I read in the Grand Rapids Press, an associate professor at the University of Washington serves as a Google visiting faculty member. I’m happy to see that Google sees accuracy as part of the requirement to developing their applications.
The slick part of this tool is that you can quickly and easily move around the sky – day or night! In fact you can view the sky from anywhere on the planet. You can also easily zoom in and view actual Hubble Telescope images from NASA.
Check it out at: http://earth.google.com
I was able to easily find the constellation the “Big Dipper” which is often challenging for me! 🙂
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