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!
On May 2, there was a celebration for the new interactive touchscreen kiosk that was installed in the Harvard Science Center lobby. The kiosk is set up to run WorldWide Telescope Tours that highlight content relevant to research and teaching at Harvard University.... Read more about Discover Your Universe at Harvard
The International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics is the biggest annual astronomy competition for high school students, aiming to promote astronomy and astrophysics in education. Now at the 7th edition, IOAA gathered teams of up to 5 students from 35 different participating countries in the city of Volos, Greece, between July 27th - Aug 5th. The Olympiad was conducted in a friendly atmosphere, promoting future collaborations and encouraging friendships inside a global scientific community. While the participant students competed against one another by taking 3 different tasks (...
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Annual Meeting was held from July 20-24 in San Jose, CA. WWTA participated in this meeting, giving demonstrations, teaching about Astronomy using WWT, and sharing what WWT can do with attendees. WWTA also led a very successful workshop on using WWT in an undergraduate-level classroom as a part of the "Cosmos in the Classroom" aspect of the conference.
At the Vassal Lane Upper School in Cambridge 8th grade scientists are participated in a project developed by Harvard University researchers. They are utilized a WorldWide Telescope tour called Moon Phases VizLab and activities that were developed by Professor Alyssa Goodman, Dr. Patricia Udomprasert, and Dr. Susan Sunbury, to help them better understand the phases of the moon.
Members of the Allston-Brighton and Harvard communities gathered at the Harvard Allston Education Portal (Ed Portal) on Thursday for an illuminating evening of revealing astronomy and scientific enthusiasm. Harvard professor of astronomy Alyssa Goodman arrived early to set up her presentation of the free WorldWide Telescope (WWT) from Microsoft Research. Goodman had helped to develop the telescope, which she likened to a Web browser for the sky.
Every year, hundreds of educators, technologists, and learning enthusiasts gather to explore and discuss the integration of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry at the NMC Summer Conference.