Sim Holyoke

Astronomy Software

Programs for Astronomy 12: The Unseen Universe The first program displays satellites in orbit about planets in our solar system. You can click on one of the menus to display the moons either in high-resolution (a close view) or low-resolution (a more distant view), for all the planets which have moons. The text window displays the data on where the orbit began, and the names of all the satellites. If you click on a Moon, the name, time, and position will be displayed. You can stop the simulation to make it easier to select a particular moon.