WWT == Wow

The World Wide Telescope (WWT) is amazing – I can’t wait to show my son.   You can see a demo of it from TED here.   I’m not sure when this will be available but I hope its soon.    This is a great application of the Deep Zoom effect.

BTW – if you’re an astronomer wannabe like myself I highly recommend APOD‘s desktop of the day tool (I’ve been using it for years).

Comments (2)

  1. Chris says:

    Cool! weird name though — "World Wide Telescope" implies a terrestrial bound view of the world (planet Earth) — it’s a good name for Google Earth; whereas this telescope is "extraterrestrial" in scope giving you access to the milky way and beyond.