WorldWide Telescope

Lab type: 
Virtual lab
Lab owner: 
Microsoft
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Language: 
English
Level of difficulty: 
Medium
Level of interaction: 
High
Booking required: 
No
 
Lab description and primary aims of the lab: 

The WorldWide Telescope is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe. WorldWide Telescope, created with Microsoft’s high-performance Visual Experience Engine, enables seamless panning and zooming across the night sky blending terabytes of images, data and stories from multiple sources over the Internet into a media-rich, immersive experience. The WorldWide Telescope experience scales from a web browser all the way to multi-channel full dome in some of the world's most advanced planetariums.

This lab is a research project by Microsoft. It is freely available and developed for education purposes.

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