AVM: Placing images in the Sky in WorldWide Telescope

  WorldWide Telescope Web Client showing results of clicking View in WWT link in Flickr Astrometry group   One of the cool things about WorldWide Telescope is it is not just about the images and data that are built in to the WWT catalog, but about brining in data from where ever it lives. Images…


Cosmic Wonder: Producing a full blown show at a premiere Planetarium with WorldWide Telescope

I have been quiet the last couple of weeks because I have had my head down on getting the Eclipse release of WWT out and building some new feature and supporting the folks at Adler Planetarium in Chicago who are launching a new WWT produced show “Cosmic Wonder”. Mark SubbaRao, Ph.D. and Doug Roberts Ph.D. and the Adler have been great…

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Running WorldWide Telescope "Off the Grid" with Offline Cache Management

When we designed WWT it was in the spirit of the MSR TerraServer project, putting lots of stuff on-line for people to use, but on a petabyte scale. Surprisingly though, WWT has a offline mode that allows your run virtually any feature without an internet connection. This is possible because WWT caches all the data it ever…