What’s New in the American Astronomical Society WorldWide Telescope (September 2016)
Most of the work under the AAS has been to migrate the advanced visualization functionality and tour authoring capability of the Windows Desktop Client to the Web Client, powered by WebGL. This new web architecture uses the native graphics horsepower of your PC to produce sophisticated visualizations, all within a web browser independent of the operating system or browser. Tours authored in the web can be played back on the Windows Desktop Client on dome or other advanced visualization system… Read more about Tour Authoring in the webclient
NOVA and WWTA have collaborated to integrate WorldWide Telescope visualizations from the John Huchra's Universe Tour into this story of how scientists like Margaret Geller understand the location and distribution of galaxies in our universe. Enjoy!
"On 4 January 2016 the Council of the American Astronomical Society voted to make the AAS the institutional home of WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a "Universe Information System" that allows users to retrieve and share data using an interface that resembles either the sky or a 3-D view of our universe. The WWT vote represents a bold step by the AAS, making a commitment to use and adapt new technologies in its stated mission "to enhance and share… Read more about WorldWide Telescope Has a New Home: The AAS