Shareware and Freeware
General • Astronomy • Planetarium/star chart
GENERAL SOFTWARE RESOURCES
NASA Learning Technologies http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/ Some very useful software form NASA.
Soft Seek http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/home.html
This will take you to the Home & Education page. Click on Science. All kids of software: shareware, freeware, demos.Educational Software Cooperative http://www.edu-soft.org/
"ESC (Educational Software Cooperative) is a non-profit corporation bringing together developers, publishers, distributors and users of educational software. "
The name says it. Lots of shareware can be found from this site.
Oak Repository http://castor.acs.oakland.edu/cgi-bin/vsl-front The links to this page have changed and even Oakland's links have not been updated. (2/05)
A search site for educational software from Virtual Software Library.
John Madison - Convert http://www.joshmadison.com/software/convert/
A very nice unit conversion program.
File Library http://www.filelibrary.com/
Everything! But, now missing...
ASTRONOMY SPECIFIC SOFTWARE
Very well done listing with descriptions and screen shots.
"The programs portrayed on this page have
in common the feature that:
1) They concern themes related to Astronomy; namely to amateur astronomical observation.
2) They are Freeware (free without restrictions) or Shareware (free on a "try before you buy" basis) without practical restrictions (they will not stop working) - the exceptions are marked. Still, I recall that, when applicable, the Shareware concept implies that, should you wish to use the programs on a permanent basis, you are obliged to compensate the authors.
3) They have quality. We tried to select the best; not to make an exhaustive list. "
Image Processing Resources for Astronomy Teachers http://www.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/imagepro.html
A nice list of links to image processing software, remote telescopes and astronomy image processing curriculum activities both free and not free. Apparently maintained by the Astronomy Education Committee of the American Association of Physics Teachers
CVC's Astronomy Freeware and Software http://www.cvc.org/astronomy/freeware.htm
Science teacher Bill Drennon's list of shareware and software for astronomy
Dan's Astronomy Software http://www.physics.sfasu.edu/astro/software.html
A list of astronomy related software: freeware, shareware, and pay-ware.
Dave Ransom Software Home Pages http://www.dransom.com
Some space related software is available here such as STS PLUS which will track the shuttle and satellites. Unfortunately David Ransom passed away in 2006. The software for STS Plus is available here http://celestrak.com/software/dransom/stsplus.html
Astronomy shareware http://www.astronomy.ch/
"Specialized for the Planets/Sun/Moon/Jupiter moons observer. Its a software where you really can imagine how the planets "dances" around the sun." Also a program that demonstrates eclipses.
Silicon Spaceships http://siliconspaceships.com/
Software for planetary exploration and x-ray universe.
Software for Astronomy http://www.amherst.edu/~gsgreenstein/progs/index.html
Visual Planets http://www.stella2000.com/vp.htm
"Visual Planets 2.0 is a tour of the Sun and Nine Planets. The program includes information on the Sun, Planets, Satellites and the Spacecraft that have visited them. While visiting a planet, hyperlinks provide you with information regarding the planets moons, atmosphere, structure, rings, mythology, missions, statistics and a lot more. " UPDATE: Visual Planets is now part of Coeli Software. Included as part of Stella 2000 Extended. See below.
Astronomy Dictionary http://www.stella2000.com/wda.htm
"The Windows Dictionary of Astronomy is a comprehensive computerized astronomical dictionary." Also from Coeli.
Solar Weather Browser http://sidc.be/SWB/
Very nice little solar image retrieval and viewer
Click Here for a table of comparisons for FREE planetarium and simulation software.
An Extensive Planetarium Software list from The Nine Planets http://nineplanets.org/astrosoftware.html
Planetarium Software list from AstroTips http://www.stargazing.net/AstroTips/english/planetariums.html#alphacentaure
Coeli Astronomy Software (Click Below) Extensive planetarium program, Stella 2000