Friday, March 26, 2010

The WorldWide Telescope

The WorldWide Telescope has so many rich features that it is difficult for me to explain. You can download this program to your computer - and, yes, it is free. As the download site states:

"The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.

Choose from a growing number of guided tours of the sky by astronomers and educators from some of the most famous observatories and planetariums in the country."

Watch this TED talk that introduces the World Wide Telescope to get a better idea of what it is. Then, download the program and have some fun. It really puts a perspective on our place in the universe.

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