Past Events

  • 2013 Apr 20

    Cambridge Explores the Universe

    12:00pm to 4:00pm


    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

    Become an astronomer for a day! Discover the Harvard-Smithsonian's "Exploration Stations" that include live demonstrations, interactive multimedia exhibits, hands-ons activities, ask-an-astronomer cafe, and telescope tours. Learn about our amazing Sun, planets around other stars, black holes, and how you can control your own telescope to take images of all of these. Fill out your Passport to the Universe and earn fabulous prizes. It's out of this world!

    WWTA will host a WWT demo station.

  • 2013 Apr 19

    Vassal Lane Moon Phases Study

    Fri Apr 19 (All day) to Mon Apr 29 (All day)


    Vassal Lane Upper School

    Pilot testing for NSF-funded "WWT Visualization Lab" to teach middle school students about the cause of the Moon's phases.

  • 2013 Mar 28

    Dallin Elementary School Math & Science Night



    Dallin Elementary School

    An evening of math and science exploration for the Dallin Elementary School Community.  WWTA will host a demo station geared toward elementary aged children.

  • 2013 Feb 28

    Belmont 6th Grade Star Party

    6:30pm to 9:00pm


    Chenery Middle School

    WWTA will host a WWT demo station and a WWT/Kinect station at the 6th Grade Star Party at Chenery Middle School.

  • 2013 Jan 31

    Faculty Speaker Series: WorldWide Telescope, by Alyssa Goodman



    Harvard Allston Education Portal, 175 North Harvard Street, Allston, MA

    The free WorldWide Telescope (WWT) computer program from Microsoft Research
    is a stunningly beautiful tool offering immersive views of the sky and multimedia links to
    interactive descriptions and explanations of millions of celestial objects.  WWT is used both
    in astrophysical research, and to educate the public about Astronomy and Science. 

    Harvard Astronomer Alyssa Goodman has collaborated with the creators of WorldWide
    Telescope at Microsoft Research since its creation in 2008. In her presentation, Goodman
    will take her audience on interactive tours of...

    Read more about Faculty Speaker Series: WorldWide Telescope, by Alyssa Goodman
  • 2013 Jan 06

    AAS, Long Beach

    Sun Jan 6 (All day) to Thu Jan 10 (All day)


    Long Beach, CA
    • Alyssa Goodman and Curtis Wong participated in round table discussion on public outreach at NSF Postdoc Symposium, Sunday 1/6.
    • Patricia Udomprasert presented results from a recent NSF-funded study on a WWT Visualization Lab on the Moon's phases
    • WWT Ambassadors helped give demos at the WWT booth in the exhibit hall.