WWT Ambassadors are amateur and professional astronomers (including graduate students, postdocs, and retirees), undergraduate students with a strong background in astronomy, retired STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals, teachers, and science educators. Potential Ambassadors must demonstrate their expertise in astronomy and an interest and ability to communicate their ideas with others. We are actively recruiting Ambassadors in the Boston area.
What you'll do as an Ambassador
In the Boston Area
- Come to a WWTA training session (usually in the winter and summer).
- Contact us if you would like to be on the Boston Ambassadors mailing list.
- Use our Viz-e-lab lab to work on tours.
- Help out at a science festival.
- Volunteer at a participating school.
- Help recruit more local schools.
Outside the Boston Area (from Anywhere in the World)
Any Ambassador or WWTA community member can contribute to the program by doing the following:
- Create tours.
- Share materials you've created.
- Get in touch with your local astronomy club. Tell members about WWT at a meeting.
- Volunteer at a local school - contact the local PTO, ask whether you can demo WWT in a science class.
- Tell us what you've done, so others can be inspired to do the same.
- Use our online resources to learn more about WWT and share what you've learned with others.
- Tell us what would help you become even better at using WWT.
From outside the United States specifically:
- Help create a WWT Language Pack if one does not already exist.
- Help translate WWTA resources into your language.
- Share what you've done with others who speak your language.
- Translate your resources into English and share them with us.