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WWT Workshop at the 2015 Meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS)

November 12, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

WorldWide Telescope: Exploring and Sharing Science @ DPS 2105

Gaylord National Harbor, Annapolis 3

This workshop is for people who are interested in learning about how to use WorldWide Telescope (WWT) in the various aspects of their research, instruction and outreach.  WWT is a powerful visualization tool that enables interactive exploration and can be used to create tours for playback.  Tours are like videos that run in the Windows desktop client or in an HTML5 browser.  Unlike a video, a tour can be paused and the viewpoint can be changed by the user in order to see context or related data.  Tours can be rendered out to videos as well to include in talks or presentations.

The workshop will start out by showing how to get your data into WWT.   This includes getting planetary imaging, shape files, spacecraft trajectories, surface traverse trails etc. into the system.  It will then go over how to use WWT to create tours and videos that can be used in various aspects of scientific life.  Use cases include making video abstracts for publishing, creating tours and shows to use in outreach and for education.  The educational uses include both making tours for class instruction as well as having students use WWT to create tours demonstrating their knowledge of planetary science.

If you are planning on attending the workshop, it is suggested that at the least you visit the website: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ and review some of the materials in the Getting Started section – http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Learn/.  If you have a Windows laptop, you should download the free application from the website so that you can follow along.  There is an HTML5 Web Client that implements a subset of the desktop client which you can use if you don’t have a Windows machine at the meeting.

Workshop Materials

WWT for Researchers (PDF)


November 12, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Doug Roberts


Gaylord National Harbor
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, 20745 United States
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