Whoa! Is that a Mac Dual G5 at the Software Bisque booth? Yes, indeed!
It’s running Software Bisque’s new project, “The Grand Tour.” The Grand Tour is a multi-platform (OS X and Windows) application that offers an interactive and immersive three dimensional solar system simulation. I received an Alpha copy, which I will install and test, reporting results to Software Bisque. There is more good news for Mac users from Software Bisque—The Sky 6, T-Point, and CCDSoft will be released for Mac OS X. Currently only The Sky 5 runs on the Mac, and only in Classic mode. There were a surprising number of Macs at NEAF, and several developers of Windows-only software told me that they do their development on Macs, and some are working on Mac versions of their products for amateur astronomers.