Using WWT in the Classroom

WorldWide Telescope empowers learners of all ages to explore the universe interactively and in three dimensions. Not only is this cool, it’s effective! But you don’t have to take our word for it — check out the materials and research of the WWT Ambassadors (WWTA) program, an effort based at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian that uses WWT to transform classroom astronomy education:

Go to the WWTA homepage

Here’s a video overview of the WWTA ThinkSpace Seasons Lab:

For more, check out the WWT Ambassadors YouTube channel as well as their website, which freely distributes a suite of educational materials and support documentation.

Creating Your Own Labs with WWT Tours🔗

Tours are scripted, multimedia experiences that guide the viewer through WWT’s simulated universe. They look like movies, but when viewed in WWT, you can pause a tour to explore regions of the sky that catch your interest, or click on hyperlinks to learn more about an object or phenomenon.

The WWT User Manual introduces the basics of viewing existing tours and creating new ones of your own.

If you’re looking to dig deeper, the Tour Authoring Guide has much more detailed information.