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Scientific Astronomer

Terry Robb
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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Terry Robb

Scientific Astronomer is a Mathematica package implementing graphical and other tools of interest to amateur and professional astronomers. The package produces charts, generates animations, and derives information to help you learn more about astronomical events. For instance, if you hear about a new event, such as a bright comet, an eclipse, or a lunar occultation, Scientific Astronomer allows you to determine the location and details of the event. Similarly, you can use the package to re-create the circumstances of ancient eclipses, planetary alignments, and other events of historical significance. Scientific Astronomer covers four main areas of astronomy. It has functions for star charting, planet plotting, eclipse predicting, and satellite tracking. There are, of course, a large number of other functions and features in the package. The demo covers various applications of the package.