The American Astronomical Society has announced a competition to create the best visual experiences using the American Astronomical Society’s WorldWide Telescope (AAS-WWT) system. Whether you are an experienced WWT user, or new to tour making, we'd love to see what you create!
Pfizer Lecture Hall, Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab, 12 Oxford Street
One of the most important scientific challenges in early eighteenth-century Europe was the search for a reliable way to determine longitude at sea. Using a free interactive program called “WorldWide Telescope,” Alyssa Goodman will demonstrate how various historic and modern systems for measuring longitude at sea work (or fail to work), highlighting key life-saving techniques to find one’s position using the motions of stars and moons, as well as magnetic anomalies. Go back in time and discover what it was like to find one’s way before the era of GPS devices and smartphones.Read more about "Lost without Longitude"