Earth simulation.

Nightshade is simulation and visualization software for teaching and exploring astronomy, Earth science, and related topics.

Our emphasis is on usability, realism, feature stability, and performance. Nightshade is largely backward compatible with scripts for Stellarium 0.8.2 and earlier using the StratoScript™ language developed and maintained by Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. Our project site is: http://www.NightshadeSoftware.org.

Nightshade NG

Digitalis develops Nightshade NG (next generation), which is run under an open model where any user can submit a bug report, feature request, and otherwise get involved. Digitarium systems ship with Nightshade NG. Check out some feature highlights.

Nightshade NG Basic is a budget version with more limited features, as shown below.

Feature Basic Professional
Supports add-on terrain data sets
3D model support Built-in models only.
Travel within the Solar System
Fly to stars
Fly to volumetric nebulae models
Travel outside the Milky Way Galaxy
Scientifically acurate volumetric Milky Way Galaxy model
Scientifically accurate volumetric Local Group Galaxy models (M31, M33, SMC, LMC)
Sloan Digital Sky Survey galaxy 3D dataset
Data Console tab in the Universal Console with curated planetary, sky survey, and point cloud datasets.
Soundscape adaptive soundtracks
Required for digital audio support  

Test screenshot of Earth sunset, Nightshade NG development. Test screenshot of Europa, Nightshade NG development.

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