Google has just released a version of Google Sky that can be viewed in your browser, very similar to Google Maps. The interface is very similar to Google Maps, but with some sky-based changes. The main change is that the tools which are normally “Map”, “Satellite” and “Terrain” have now become “Backyard Astronomy”, “Infrared”, “Microwave” […]
According to TechCrunch, Microsoft is set to unveil a product called “Worldwide Telescope” on February 27. This product will be used through a Windows-only downloadable application. It sounds a whole lot like the “Sky Mode” in Google Earth. From the article: Users will be able to pan around the nighttime sky and zoom as far […]
As reported by Ogle Earth, Google Sky now has a handful of new layers. They include: Featured Observatories Current Sky Events Education Center Historical Sky Maps Good stuff. Go check em out. Update: Some commentary from Google Earth Blog and the official announcement from Google.
James Stafford (aka “Barnabu” at the Google Earth Community) has created a cool way to show a realistic sky in Google Earth. He’s written about it in his blog, and Frank Taylor at the Google Earth Blog has two posts about it as well.