Here is the best Astronomy DVD based on precise NASA and ESA data. It contains a professional 3D space-simulator software and hours of guided tours of the Universe. The following features set it apart from other astronomy DVDs: -
One of the best features of this astronomy DVD set is that its contents will remain fresh even with the passage of time, because you will get 100% free, lifetime upgrades and updates. Moreover, it already contains information about more than 100,000 stars and other celestial bodies, which alone is sufficient to keep you entertained and informed for a very long time.
This DVD set contains highly precise astronomical data: Between 1989 and 1993, Hipparcos (or "High precision parallax collecting satellite"), an astronomy mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), collected data about the accurate positions, motions, distances, luminosities, and other attributes of stars and other celestial objects. In 1997, ESA published the Hipparcos Catalog, which pinpointed the positions of more than 100,000 stars with a very high precision.
This '3D Astronomer™' astronomy DVD contains a powerful, professional space-simulator software that works on data from this Hipparcos Catalog. It will enable you to explore the Sun, the Moon, all the planets of the Solar System, the moons of those planets, 3840 near-earth asteroids, comets, extrasolar planets, 100,000+ stars, red giants, white dwarfs, and many astronomical phenomena such as eclipses, etc. on the monitor of your laptop or computer.
You will be able to take a virtual trip around the Solar System, and beyond the Milky Way galaxy. You will be able to explore the Universe in a spectacular three-dimensional view. You will discover distant worlds; worlds that most people don't even know exist! This space-simulator astronomy-software is used by astronomy enthusiasts, professional astronomers, and astrophysicists. In spite of its sophistication, it is extremely easy to use, which makes it suitable for all age groups and skill levels.
When you run this application, you will see a realistic simulation of the Universe. Accurate positional data of celestial objects, their motions, and real astronomy images make this space simulator very realistic.
You can view a planet from different positions and distances in outer space, so that you get a complete picture of the whole planet. Universe pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's deep space probes enable you to view the surfaces of the planets and their moons, the surfaces of near-Earth asteroids, and highly-magnified, high-resolution views of far away stars and galaxies.
Very high resolution images are present on the physical version of this astronomy DVD. You can simulate a hyper-speed voyage into outer space and travel to a distant world. You can even view the Universe as it might have looked in the past, or as it might look in the future.
Other DVDs about astronomy do not have such amazing features (see 3D Astronomer review for details about its features), which makes it the best astronomy DVD and space simulator available in the market today.
3D Astronomer™ astronomy DVD is ideal for both education and fun. You can also gift it to someone you love. Exploring outer space and learning about the Universe has never been as exciting as this. Whether you are a professional astrophysicist or a school student, this DVD will amaze you.
Unlike the usual space documentaries available on DVDs, 3D Astronomer™ has two different flavors: –
You might want to get the physical astronomy DVD version (a 4 disk set) if you want some additional, very high resolution images of the surfaces of planets and other celestial bodies, or if your Internet download speed is too slow. You might also want to order the physical version if you want to gift it to a loved one. It makes an ideal and inexpensive astronomy gift. To order the physical set of DVDs, just check the 'Physical Option' check-box on the order page as shown below: -
However, if waiting for the post man is not something that you like to do then you can download it directly from the Internet within a few minutes from now: -