John Huchra's Universe

John Huchra, former president of the American Astronomical Society, passed away on October 8, 2010.

John’s colleagues at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, in collaboration with the creators of WorldWide Telescope at Microsoft Research, have created a new, interactive, WWT Tour to honor John and his career. 

The Tour primarily focuses on John’s quest to map the Universe.

The Tour is best experienced inside the WorldWide Telescope program itself.

This tour is offered as a tribute to John Huchra by his friends and admirers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Microsoft Research.

  • Alyssa Goodman (Write & Producer)
  • Robert Kirshner (Editor & Narrator)
  • Patricia Udomprasert (Editor & Researcher)
  • Curtis Wong (Sound Editor & Tour Tweaker)
  • Curtis Wong & Jonathan Fay (WWT Creators)
  • Jeremy Cushman, Harvard College '12 (Violinist)

Many thanks to the American Astronomical Society for help in the distribution of this material and to Jeremy Cushman for his permission to use the "Habanera" recording featured.

The full version of this tour can be found in the desktop version of WorldWide Telescope or can be downloaded (by right clicking) below.

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