CfA WWT Workshop

WWT Screenshot
What: A professional development workshop on how to use AAS WorldWide Telescope in astronomical research, however those who wish to learn WorldWide Telescope for education or outreach are welcome to attend.

Who: This workshop is aimed at astronomy researchers at all levels. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of WorldWide Telescope and you do not need a computer that runs Windows.

When: Monday November 27th, 10am-Noon

Where: Wolbach Collaboration Space

About WorldWide Telescope: The American Astronomical Society’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a seamless data visualization program with an engaging learning environment. The WWT project enables terabytes astronomical images, data, and stories to be viewed and shared among researchers, exhibited in science museums, projected into full-dome immersive planetariums, and taught in classrooms from middle school to college levels.

Requirements: Participants must bring an internet-enabled laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.). The laptop must either have Chrome or Firefox installed.

Syllabus

The syllabus and curriculum are under active development.

– WorldWide Telescope on the Web: Overview and how to use it.
– Creating a WorldWide Telescope Tour
– Sharing your tour: How to embed your tour on your website, in your talk, and create a video abstract for your paper.
– WorldWide Telescope in the researcher workflow: python, JS9, adding data.