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
"Dust & Us" is a brief tour of the dark regions in galaxies that form stars and planets. This tour gives a new perspective on how important dust, which we normally think of as a nuisance, is to creating planets like the one upon which we live.... Read more about Dust and Us
Tour of the radio wavelength view of the inner Galaxy. We start by reviewing all-sky views in various wavelenghts and then zoom into a radio view of Sagittarius A and finally into Sagittarius A*, the location of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Center.... Read more about Center of the Milky Way