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Astronomy and Education Team Brings the Universe Down to Earth

November 16, 2016

Read about the NSF-funded collaboration between Bucknell, Harvard and Microsoft is building better tools to introduce astronomical essentials.

Ditribution materials for Bucknell Labs can be found on our site:


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Tour Authoring in the webclient

Tour Authoring in the webclient

September 21, 2016

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

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WorldWide Telescope Has a New Home: The AAS

WorldWide Telescope Has a New Home: The AAS

January 7, 2016

"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

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WWT Workshops

October 20, 2015

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 (

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WWT Stories

WWT Stories

January 20, 2015

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!

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