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dc.contributor.authorGoodman, Alyssa
dc.contributor.authorFay, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorMuench, August A.
dc.contributor.authorPepe, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorUdompraseret, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorWong, Curtis
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-10T21:26:21Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationGoodman, Alyssa A., Jonathan Fay, August A. Muench, Alberto Pepe, Patricia Udompraseret, and Curtis Wong. 2012. WorldWide Telescope in research and education. In Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI: November 6-10, 2011, Paris, France, ed. Pascal Ballester, Daniel Egret, and Nuria P. F. Lorente, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 461, 267-270. San Francisco, CA: Astronomical Society of the Pacific.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781583818046en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11688788
dc.description.abstractThe WorldWide Telescope computer program, released to researchers and the public as a free resource in 2008 by Microsoft Research, has changed the way the ever-growing Universe of online astronomical data is viewed and understood. The WWT program can be thought of as a scriptable, interactive, richly visual browser of the multi-wavelength Sky as we see it from Earth, and of the Universe as we would travel within it. In its web API format, WWT is being used as a service to display professional research data. In its desktop format, WWT works in concert (thanks to SAMP and other IVOA standards) with more traditional research applications such as ds9, Aladin and TOPCAT. The WWT Ambassadors Program (founded in 2009) recruits and trains astrophysically-literate volunteers (including retirees) who use WWT as a teaching tool in online, classroom, and informal educational settings. Early quantitative studies of WWTA indicate that student experiences with WWT enhance science learning dramatically. Thanks to the wealth of data it can access, and the growing number of services to which it connects, WWT is now a key linking technology in the Seamless Astronomy environment we seek to offer researchers, teachers, and students alike.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAstronomyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAstronomical Society of the Pacificen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://aspbooks.org/custom/publications/paper/461-0267.htmlen_US
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dc.titleWorldWide Telescope in Research and Educationen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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dash.depositing.authorGoodman, Alyssa
dc.date.available2014-02-10T21:26:21Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedMuench-Nasrallah, August
dash.contributor.affiliatedPepe, Alberto
dash.contributor.affiliatedGoodman, Alyssa


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