AAS WorldWide Telescope Brings JWST Images to Millions
Peter Williams Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA; AAS WorldWide Telescope Director
The AAS's WorldWide Telescope (WWT) visualization software is a great tool for sharing astronomical imagery in a fun, engaging way. So the WWT team was ready for action when the first images from the JWST telescope were released on 11 and 12 July. Within a few hours, they had released a special web app for exploring the new data.
Designed for sharing on social media, it was a smashing success! This and other apps received more than 500,000 hits, and powered social media posts that got millions of views, such as this tweet from Alyssa Goodman (Harvard):
If you've got exciting imagery to share with the world, consider reaching out to the WWT team at [email protected]! They're eager to work with you to create social-friendly interactives that will help promote your work in exciting new ways.