July 20, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing on Earth’s Moon.
In WorldWide Telescope, you can visit the Moon in context in “Solar System” mode, or see what the Apollo astronauts saw on their various missions to the Moon during the 1960s and 1970s, in “Panorama” mode.
This tour discusses the history and significance of the Transit of Venus in front of the Sun, an event which allowed astronomers to determine the size scale of our solar system.... Read more about Transit of Venus
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.
Fulani Skies was created with WWT for use in the Smithsonian Exhibit African Cosmos: Stellar Art exhibit that ran June 20, 2012—December 9, 2012. The African Cosmos project considers the rich, complex and little-studied topic of African cultural astronomy and the arts as a way to challenge popularly-held notions of Africans as cultural, but not scientific, beings.... Read more about Fulani Skies