Read about the NSF-funded collaboration between Bucknell, Harvard and Microsoft is building better tools to introduce astronomical essentials. http://www.bucknell.edu/news-and-media/2016/november/astronomy-and-education-team-brings-the-universe-down-to-earth.html
What’s New in the American Astronomical Society WorldWide Telescope (September 2016)
Most of the work under the AAS has been to migrate the advanced visualization functionality and tour authoring capability of the Windows Desktop Client to the Web Client, powered by WebGL. This new web architecture uses the native graphics horsepower of your PC to produce sophisticated visualizations, all within a web browser independent of the operating system or browser. Tours authored in the web can be played back on the Windows Desktop Client on dome or other advanced visualization
NOVA and WWTA have collaborated to integrate WorldWide Telescope visualizations from the John Huchra's Universe Tour into this story of how scientists like Margaret Geller understand the location and distribution of galaxies in our universe. Enjoy!
"On 4 January 2016 the Council of the American Astronomical Society voted to make the AAS the institutional home of WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a "Universe Information System" that allows users to retrieve and share data using an interface that resembles either the sky or a 3-D view of our universe. The WWT vote represents a bold step by the AAS, making a commitment to use and adapt new technologies in its stated mission "to
The WorldWide Telescope team is carrying out several workshops in the fall to both get the word out about how to develop for and use WorldWide Telescope (WWT) and to get feedback about needed features and usability. Workshop specifics vary depending on the audience, but fall into three broad categories.
The WorldWide Telescope team wants to help bring the connection of WWT into meetings, workshops and conferences. If you are interested having someone from WWT come and do training at a meeting you are organizing, please contact Doug Roberts (
WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors - Pat Udomprasert, Erin Johnson, Mary Becker and Juliana Garcia-Mejia share WWT with thousands as part of the 2015 Ultimate Science Street Fair. Kids of all ages donned 3D glasses and explored the virtual universe!
Many people ask how WorldWide Telescope (WWT) can be used for their individual, yet varied needs. Watch and learn how WWT is used by professional astronomers, educators, planetarium staff and astronomy enthusiasts for various purposes.
In conjunction with the announcement that Microsoft is Open-Sourcing WWT, we've collected a number of "WWT Stories" which illustrate how WWT is used in various settings. The range is downright astonishing: WWT can be used to reach such different audiences - from children's TV programming to visualizing astrophysics research!