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Useful Software for Educational Purposes:
The Digital Universe
An atlas of various locations in the universe. Available atlases include the Milky Way and an extragalactic atlas.
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.
Virtual Moon Atlas
Virtual Moon Atlas can visualize the Moons surface for any date and time. Anyone who enjoys observing the moon will appreciate this excellent software. Version 2.0 is available in several languages.
Distant Suns brings the power of a million dollar planetarium to your desktop. Containing a database of over 16 million stars, you will be able to peer deep into the universe, even beyond that a large telescope.