Star Chart: The Virtual Reality Planetarium App (Images)

Star Chart: VR Skywatching

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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 (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, 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 a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: