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Professional Development with WorldWide Telescope

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 09:06

The American Astronomical Society's WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a seamless data visualization program and engaging learning environment. WWT enables terabytes of 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 elementary school to college.

Are you attending the 231st AAS meeting near Washington, DC, in January? Learn to spruce up your journal papers and share your research with WorldWide Telescope by attending our WWT workshop!

The Tuesday-morning workshop is aimed at astronomy researchers of all levels. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of WorldWide Telescope. Those who wish to learn WWT for education or outreach are encouraged to attend as well.


  • 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 research paper.
  • WorldWide Telescope in the researcher workflow: python, JS9, and adding data.

Please 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.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 9 January, from 10:00 to 11:00 am in National Harbor 6. So we'll know who's coming, please sign up at

If you can’t make the workshop, stop by the AAS booth in the Exhibit Hall for demos and tutorials throughout the meeting.

Julie Steffen
Director of Publishing
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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