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Scientific Astronomer
Author

Terry Robb
Organization: RMIT University
Department: Department of Mathematics
Conference

1998 Worldwide Mathematica Conference
Conference location

Chicago, IL
Description

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.
Subject

*Mathematica Technology > Application Packages > Wolfram Research Applications > Scientific Astronomer
Keywords

planetary alignments, charts, astronomical events, eclipse, comet
URL

http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/conference98/abstracts/scientific_astronomer.html
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