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.
The WWT Ambassadors and faculty and staff at Bucknell University have developed a hybrid lab involving both hands-on and virtual activities that focuses on the Hubble Law, expansion of the universe, and large scale structure. This lab, designed for non-science undergraduates in an introductory astronomy class, combines investigation with tactile models in a laboratory environment with analysis of real astronomical data, and detailed visualization using astronomy visualization software. Students are therefore able to both explore the universe on its largest scales and...
The WWT Ambassadors and faculty and staff at Bucknell University have developed a hybrid lab involving both hands-on and virtual activities that focuses on the concept of parallax. This lab, designed for non-science undergraduates in an introductory astronomy class, combines real-time modeling in a terrestrial environment with detailed visualization using virtual environment software. Students are therefore able to both explore parallax as it is viewed astronomically and develop physical intuition for the concept by measuring it in real time.
The WWTA team is currently submitting proposals to conduct further educational research in K-12 classrooms. Please contact Pat Udomprasert or Erin Johnson if you'd like to be added to the email list soliciting education research participants.
Undergraduate instructors of Introductory Astronomy interested in helping to evaluate the Size, Scale and Structure concept inventory by administering it to their undergraduate classes should contact ...
WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors serves schools in the Greater Boston Area. During the 2013-2014 academic year, students from Vassal Lane Upper School (Cambridge, MA), Diamond Middle School and Clarke Middle School (Lexington, MA) explored the phases of the moon with WWTA.
WWTA was created to bring WWT to schools. WWTA has been involved in several middle schools throughout the Boston area for extended periods of time, and many more schools in the Boston area and even beyond for much shorter time intervals.
What can WWTA bring to your school?
WWTA is always willing to do as much as possible to work with schools. If you have a specific request, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can work with you to create a Guided Tour in WWT specific to your needs or develop all kinds of WWT-related activities for use in your classroom.