If you didn't manage to get a copy of Planetarium
whilst it was still available (or even if you did) you might like to try
this program. Not as sophisticated as Planetarium, SKYPLOT shows the
Sun, Moon and Planets visible above the local horizon for any given time
or place. The main display screen covers 180 degrees horizontally and
80+ degrees of elevation. Viewpoints can be flipped to N, S, E or W and
the sky colour darkens realistically from darkest blue to lightest in 16
steps during morning twilight and darkens in the evening. The moon and
planets can be seen, however in their correct positions by day or night.
It's fun to view the sky as the ancients may have viewed it or you can
view the sky at the time of historical events or on your birthday. It's
just as easy to view the sky in the future. Simple graphics but ideal
for anyone interested in astronomy. A very full worldwide table of
latitude and longitude is given in the instructions enabling you to set
up the program wherever you live.
Boot with Basic.