This listing is for Orbits 3.0: Voyage Through The Solar System PC CD Game.
Platform: 386SX or better, 512K free RAM, DOS 2.0 or higher, VGA color graphics or higher, Hard Disk with at least 5 MB free, CD-ROM drive, Mouse recommended
Developer: SoftKey Software, Cambridge, Massachusetts
I used this more than 20 years ago and read all the entries and marveled at all the animations and diagrams. It used the modest computer capabilities of the time (DOS era, don't forget) very well, showing how better a PC could be than a book for teaching scientific concepts. It still is a good read, although somewhat dated (this was before exoplants were found, for instance). I endend up losing it and even forgot its name but after asking for help in a few places, I finally found out the name. Amazingly, for a DOS/Win95 era software, there are still some copies for sale. If you like Astronomy, I recommend it.
* Voyage through the Solar System
* Animated Space Simulator
* Solar System Atlas
* Interactive Astronomy tools
IT'S YOUR WINDOW TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM!
An international best seller gets even better! Chart the heavens, predict celestial events and always know what is happening in your skies with the new ORBITS 3.0. As a futuristic astronaut, you'll journey to all the planets studying actual satellite photographs, exploring their structures, and weighing the differences in gravity. You'll venture inside the sun, watching atomic particles collide in the ultimate nuclear reactor.
Through COLORFUL ANIMATIONS and 3D GRAPHICS, you'll witness lunar and solar eclipses, follow the clockwork motion of the solar system and more! With ORBIT TREK, you can even deploy satellites, run space intercept missions and rendezvous with cosmic probes. And now, introducing the new Orbits TOOL COLLECTION and LAB COLLECTION! With a new emphasis on predicting and observing actual sky events, tools like ORBIT FINDER, PLANET FINDER, DAY FINDER, PHASE FINDER, TIME FINDER, GALILEAN FINDER and more give you countless ways to behold the clockwork precision of our incredible Solar System.
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