July 20, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing on Earth’s Moon.
In WorldWide Telescope, you can visit the Moon in context in “Solar System” mode, or see what the Apollo astronauts saw on their various missions to the Moon during the 1960s and 1970s, in “Panorama” mode.
WWTA's Life In the Universe Project (LITU) with Middle School students from Boston Public schools is featured in the Harvard Gazette. Read the full story: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/07/a-different-view-of-the-universe/
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.
WWT Ambassadors are required to have extensive knowledge of astrophysical phenomena, excellent communication skills, and a strong desire to share what they know with others.
Most of our Ambassadors are astronomers at various career stages (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, practicing astronomers, former astronomers who have moved on to other careers, and retired astronomers). Science teachers and other educators (i.e. planetarium and museum educators) who learn to use WWT with their students can also become Ambassadors, as can avid amateur...
At the CFA we have training sessions for WWT Ambassadors usually two to three times per year. We also can provide training to remote users via Skype and have traveled to do workshops. Training consists of teaching ambassadors how to use WWT, how to create tours, and how to work in classrooms or science fairs with children.