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Custom Stellarium Landscapes

From this page you can download several custom landscapes for use with the Stellarium planetarium software.
Stellarium is free planetarium software for your computer. It runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Stellarium shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is also used in real planetariums (including the one at SUNY New Paltz).

You can learn more about Stellarium, and download the software, from Stellarium.org

Getting Started with Stellarium
If you are new to Stellarium this handout (from an introductory course in Astronomy that I taught at Marist College) will help you quickly learn how to use the controls to configure Stellarium and to navigate the sky to view the objects that interest you.

Installing a Landscape
Detailed instructions for installing a landscape in Stellarium.

More Landscapes (from Stellarium.org)
The complete collection of user contributed landscapes for Stellarium, covering all 7 continents, as well as special locations on the Moon and Mars. You can download the landscapes for the Walkway Over The Hudson and Ocean City from this page as well (they are under "North America").

Download the Landscapes:

WestPointScreenshot.png United States Military Academy
at West Point, New York
Eric Myers CC-BY-NC 0.11.x English
The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, was established in 1802, at a location originally used by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The photos used to assemble this landscape were taken from the parade field at West Point during Branch Week. Visible in front of Washington Hall one can see, among other things, two AH-64 Apache helicopters, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, a Stryker armored fighting vehicle, and an M-1 Abrams Tank.
WalkwayScreenshot.png Walkway Over The Hudson, New York Eric Myers CC-BY-NC 0.11.x English
Walkway Over The Hudson Historic State Park spans the Hudson river in the state of New York between Poughkeepsie and Highland. It was originally a railroad bridge, which was completed in 1889 and was in service until 1974, when it was closed after a fire. The bridge is 1.28 miles long, with the center deck 212 feet above the river (which is at sea level -- the river actually flows both directions with the ocean tides far inland beyond Poughkeepsie). The bridge was later refurbished into a pedestrian walkway, which opened in 2009, becoming the longest footbridge in the world.
SUNY New Paltz, New York Eric Myers CC-BY-NC 0.11.x English
View from the roof of the John R. Kirk Planetarium at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
OceanCityScreenshot.png Ocean City, Maryland Eric Myers CC-BY-NC 0.11.x English
On the beach near 2nd Street, in Ocean City, Maryland, USA

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