Past Events

  • 2012 Mar 22

    Belmont 6th-Grade Star Party

    6:30pm to 9:00pm


    Chenery Middle School, Belmont

    An evening of astronomy for 6th grade students in Belmont.  ATMoB members will set up telescopes for night-sky viewing outdoors, and a variety of astronomy-related presentations, including WWT demos, will take place inside.  Details coming soon.

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  • 2012 Mar 16

    2012 WWT Workshop at CfA

    9:00am to 3:00pm


    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Viz-e-Lab, Rm 342, 160 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA

    Lunch will be served.

      9:00am-10:00am  WWT Overview
    10:00am-12:00pm  Introductory Tour-Making Tutorial
    12:00pm- 1:00pm   Lunch served
      1:00pm- 3:00pm   Classroom Ambassador Training

    The morning session of this workshop is for any member of the CfA community interested in using WorldWide Telescope in teaching and outreach, especially for creating interactive "Guided Tours" that showcase their research.

    Those who would like to actively participate in WWT Ambassador ...

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  • 2012 Mar 02

    WWT "Office Hours"

    2:00pm to 4:00pm


    Pat's Office, Room 341, 160 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA

    Working on a tour and need assistance?  Come to WWT Office Hours. 

    Where:  Pat's Office, Room 341, 160 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA

    When:  Fridays, 2-4pm

  • 2011 Dec 21

    CfA Holiday Party

    5:00pm to 9:00pm


    Currier House Dining Hall, on 64 Linnaean St.-> directly across the street from 60 Garden! Same Location as last year.)

    Experience WWT and Kinect at the annual CfA Holiday Party!

    Details -
                    WHAT: YOUR CfA Holiday Party!
                    WHERE:  Currier House Dining Hall, on 64 Linnaean St.
                                -> directly across the street from 60 Garden!

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  • 2011 Nov 10

    Acton Discover STEM 2011, Science Fair and Open House

    6:00pm to 8:30pm


    Acton Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Road, Acton, MA

    The Acton-Boxborough Parent Involvement Project is hosting a STEM science fair.

    "Join us for Discover STEM—a showcase of interactive ScienceTechnologyEngineering, and Math activities. Discover STEM is geared for students in grades 7 through 12 plus adults."

    WWTA will host an exhibit called "Exploring Astronomy with the...

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  • 2011 Aug 10

    WWT Educators Workshop

    9:00am to 3:00pm


    Viz-e-Lab, Rm 342, CfA, 160 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA

    This workshop is geared toward educators at all levels who are interested in using WWT to teach astronomy in their classrooms.

    9am -12pm:  WWT in the Classroom

    • Overview of WWT Interface
    • Introducing WWT to Students
    • Sample topics, and WWT activities to help students visualize them
      • Seasons
      • Moon Phases
      • Orientation and Scale of our Solar System relative to local stars, the Milky Way, and other galaxies.
      • The Ecliptic: why do all planets follow the same path as the Sun?
      • ...
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  • 2011 Jul 31

    ASP Conference, Baltimore

    Sun Jul 31 (All day) to Wed Aug 3 (All day)


    Baltimore, MD

    WWT Ambassadors: Worldwide Telescope For Interactive Learning

    WorldWide Telescope (WWT) offers an unparalleled view of the world’s store of online astronomical data.  This free software weaves astronomical images from all wavelengths into an interface that resembles their natural context–the Sky–while offering deep opportunities to teach and learn the science behind the images.  The WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors Program (WWTA) is an outreach initiative run by researchers at Harvard University, WGBH, and Microsoft Research.  WWT Ambassadors are...

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  • 2011 May 07

    Cambridge Science Festival

    12:00pm to 4:00pm


    Cambridge Public Library - Cafe, 449 Broadway

    Visit our Booth at the Science Carnival.

    Take a guided tour of the Universe using the WorldWide Telescope, an interactive and stunningly beautiful virtual observatory that you can download at home for free on your own computer.

    Make and decorate a Big Dipper star clock to take home, and use it to tell time at night. We can help you practice...

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  • 2011 May 01

    WWT and Kinect Demos at Cambridge Explores the Universe

    12:00pm to 4:00pm


    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Become an astronomer for a day! Enjoy telescope tours, interactive multimedia exhibits, hands-on activities, and live demonstrations at this open house event. Hosted as part of the annual Cambridge Science Festival, "Cambridge Explores the Universe" invites space scientists of all ages to explore the wonder of the universe together in an out-of-this-world astronomy extravaganza!

    WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors will be hosting two WWT activities:  

    • A demo station in Perkin Lobby, where visitors can test-drive WWT with assistance from an Ambassador.
    • ...
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