Star Chart: The Virtual Reality Planetarium App (Images)

Star Chart: VR Skywatching

Star Chart

A new virtual reality app lets users explore the solar system up close, from scorching-hot Mercury to faraway Pluto and beyond. Take a look at some views from the Star Chart program here.

Saturn in Star Chart for VR

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A close-up of Saturn in Star Chart for VR.

Uranus in Star Chart for VR

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Uranus and its rings shown in Star Chart for VR.

Cygnus in Star Chart for VR

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The constellation Cygnus in Star Chart for VR.

Solar System in Star Chart for VR

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A faraway look at the solar system in Star Chart for VR.

Saturn and Moons in Star Chart for VR

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Saturn and its moons in Star Chart for VR.

Mars in Star Chart VR

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Mars and one of its moons in Star for Chart VR

Mars Features in Star Chart for VR

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Major features of Mars in Star Chart for VR.

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace