Learning More About Our Astronomy With a Solar System Simulator
Have you ever taken a trip to our closest neighboring galaxies? Have you ever wondered what’s going on there? It’s all about the laws of Newtonian physics and it’s amazing how that law is able to describe not just the universe, but entire complex life on earth too. It is a wonder we are still able to utilize technology that was invented over four hundred million years ago.
When you take a journey to our closest stars, you will see nothing but empty space. But there is more to these celestial bodies than empty space. You will be amazed at how much they hold and what they can do. If you have a family member who is an expert in astronomy, you should strongly consider hiring him or her to help you make your dream trip a reality.
There are many different types of people who use the services of solar system specialists. Astronomy clubs, amateur astronomers, and even students using the planetarium as a way of learning more about the universe. You don’t have to own a planetarium to take advantage of the benefits of having a specialist to show you around. You can purchase a handbook about how to construct and operate your own solar system observatory at your local bookstore. Many other people are attracted by the simplicity and beauty of a solar system simulator.
These devices are extremely user friendly and are available for under $100
A solar system simulator is basically a CD that you load into your computer so that you can simulate the path of the planets as discovered by NASA through their solar system. The software that comes with the program takes you through each step of the simulation. You will see the planets at their various distances. You will see the moon, the sun, and other objects moving across the face of the planet. You will see the effects that different massing of the planets has on the system and the simulations go on until you get to the actual system and observe it for yourself.
One of the main reasons why you would want to simulate a system this way is because it’s a lot less expensive than having to actually build one. Sure, you could purchase a real working model from a hobby shop, but why would you want to do that? There is no guarantee that you will even get close to the real thing. If you were to purchase an actual working model from a hobby shop, you would need to know how to use it which is not the case when you are using a solar system simulator. You do not need any previous experience or knowledge of how to operate a model steam engine or anything else.
Another reason to use a solar system simulator is that it’s a great way to learn more about the solar system
If you spend a lot of time looking up stuff in the scientific literature, you may come across references to comets and black holes. Did you realize that these two objects actually formed right next to each other? Did you realize that comets are actually leftovers of comets? A solar system simulator can help you understand all of this and learn more about how space works.
If you are looking for a fun project for you and your child to do, then a solar system simulator is a great way to go. All you need is some open space and some free time. Then let your imagination run wild and imagine what the solar system might look like. How about creating a working solar system with a homemade solar panel? You could even build your own black hole. You can then take this journey to our nearest star as a bonus to your science project.
If you don’t want to spend all of the free time you have available to play around with a solar system simulator, then you could also check out the paid version. However, this will require you to invest in a more powerful computer. If you are on a budget then this may be a great option for you. Either way, using a solar system simulator is one of the most educational things you can do for your child. You will probably find it a lot of fun!