Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 21:57:54 +0200

Author: Urs Lauterburg

Subject: RE: Starry Night's Space to Schools Program

Post:

Yes and it's just another one of these many high quaity software packages
which were started on the Apple Macintosh in the early days, then brought
to the politically correct Microsoft Windows mainstream OSes to make it big
there.

It always interests me to investigate a bit who invents and develops and
who just sells copies.

Regards to you'll

Urs

Urs Lauterburg
Physics demonstrator
LabVIEW wireworker
University of Bern
Switzerland


>Tappers,
>
>My Faculty use the Starry nights software with good results. I strongly
>recommend it.
>
>
>Oh the Pumpkin Man, the Pumpkin Man.
>Nothing in the world is better than Fall in New England. Complete with a
>lunar eclipse this year.
>Jerry Z.
>
>________________________________
>
>From: owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu on behalf of Dale Stille
>Sent: Tue 10/26/2004 2:10 PM
>To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
>Subject: Re: Starry Night's Space to Schools Program
>
>
>
>
>Tappers,
>
>The following may be of interest to you if you are trying to start or
>enhance an astronomy program. We use this extensively in astronomy labs
>and lectures here at the U of Iowa and I recommend it highly.
>
>Dale Stille, IRS
>U of Iowa
>
>On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 spacetoschool@imaginova.com wrote:
>
>> Dear Physics Instructional Resource Association,
>>
>> We are giving away free copies of Starry Night, the world's most realistic
>> astronomy software. We would appreciate it if you would share the following
>> release with your readers and members. If any of them or any other American
>> or Canadian school teachers are interested, please have them read the press
>> release below and email back to spacetoschool@imaginova.com
>> .
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> The Starry Night Team
>>
>>
>>
>> Inspire Rising Stars with the "Starry Night Space-to-School" Free Software
>> Program
>>
>>
>>
>> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>>
>>
>>
>> New York, NY (October 20, 2004) Imaginova(tm) Corp, publishers of Starry
>> Night Astronomy Software, and Spitz Inc, the world's largest supplier of
>> planetarium systems, have partnered to donate copies of Starry Night free of
>> charge to qualifying teachers and schools across the US and Canada. The
>> program, "Starry Night Space-to-School" represents a strong, ongoing
>> commitment by both companies to support science in the classroom.
>>
>>
>>
>> Starry Night is the leading family of astronomy software and DVD's. It lets
>> users explore and manipulate the night sky and deep space in realistic
>> detail. The multimedia software allows students to learn about and see the
>> night sky, to identify stars and nebulas as well as experience space
>> explorations across the galaxies. Starry Night software can foster a
>> student's natural curiosity about the space and the night sky, and expand
>> their understanding of the universe at large.
>>
>>
>>
>> The depth and educational value of Starry Night has been recognized by the
>> Parent's Choice Foundation with its "Gold" award as well as with the
>> software industry's Codie Award for "Best Lifelong Learning Product".
>>
>>
>>
>> "Our goal is to get science teachers and students excited about the night
>> sky, astronomy and science in general by giving them access to Starry Night.
>> We are particularly focusing on schools in urban areas where light pollution
>> drowns out the beauty and sense of limitless possibilities of the night
>> sky," said Seth Meyers, Imaginova's VP of Product Development, Consumer
>> Products & Experiences.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Spitz and Imaginova want to support science programs by giving schools
>> access to tools that might normally be out of the reach of some budgets"
>> said Scott Huggins, Director of Marketing at Spitz. "To Spitz, Starry Night
>> is a tool for presenting breathtaking astronomy programs in the planetariums
>> of all kinds of educational institutions, and it's a tremendous benefit if
>> the same teaching power is available in the classroom". Spitz' SciDome(tm)
>> system, a state-of-the-art, fulldome "digital planetarium", uses video to
>> display Starry Night onto planetarium domes.
>>
>>
>>
>> The software donation program, valued at more than $100,000, will focus on
>> qualifying high school and middle-school science classrooms nationwide.
>> "We're looking for those teachers with an interest in astronomy and passion
>> for science - our software can help them open up the universe to their
>> students in a way never before possible" said Mr. Meyers.
>>
>>
>>
>> Any teacher or school administrator who is interested in applying should
>> email: spacetoschool@imaginova.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> About Spitz (www.spitzinc.com )
>>
>>
>>
>> Spitz, Inc. is the world leading supplier of planetarium systems and dome
>> projection screens. The company specializes in display solutions for
>> schools, colleges and other educational facilities. Spitz products are used
>> in a variety of markets including museums, destination visitor centers,
>> simulator rides, large-format film theaters and theme parks.
>>
>>
>>
>> About Imaginovatm ( www.Imaginova.com)
>>
>>
>> Imaginovatm is a branded multimedia company that captures people's
>> fascination with space, science and technological innovation. The company
>> was formed in 1999. Its brand franchises include: Space News(r), the premier
>> business-to-business international news weekly dedicated entirely to the
>> commercial and military space and satellite communications businesses; Space
>> at the Crossroads and Strategic Space annual industry conferences; Starry
>> Night(tm), the world's leading family of astronomy products; and Space.com,
>> a web site that offers rich and compelling space, astronomy and technology
>> content, including information, education, entertainment and business news.
>> Starry Night software and DVDs are sold at leading traditional, specialty
>> and online retailers, including Best Buy, CompUSA and Amazon, as well as at
>> StarryNight.com.
>>
>>
>>
>>


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