8-Bit Show And Tell: Viewing The 2024 Solar Eclipse with Commodore 64’s 1984 Sky Travel


Using a Commodore 64, one can observe the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse by utilizing software from 1984 named “Sky Travel: A Window To Our Galaxy”. In a brief overview, the original boxed program, including the floppy disk, manual, and diskette replacement card, is examined. With the assistance of a 1541 disk drive and guidance from Commodore acquaintance Bruce Thomas, the software is successfully booted, configured, and the eclipse is finally viewed from the safety of the basement.

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