AAS Splinter Meeting: Professional Development with Worldwide Telescope

Tuesday, 9 January 10:00 am – 11:40 am National Harbor 6


The American Astronomical Society’s WorldWide Telescope is a seamless data visualization program with an engaging learning environment. The WorldWide Telescope project enables terabytes of astronomical images, data, and stories to be viewed and shared among researchers, exhibited in science museums, projected into full-dome immersive planetariums, and taught in classrooms from elementary school to college levels.

Learn to spruce up your paper and share your research with WorldWide Telescope!

This workshop is aimed at astronomy researchers of all levels. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of WorldWide Telescope. Those who wish to learn WorldWide Telescope for education or outreach are encouraged to attend.


  • WorldWide Telescope on the Web: Overview and how to use it.
  • Creating a WorldWide Telescope Tour
  • Sharing your tour: How to embed your tour on your website, in your lk, and create a video abstract for your paper.
  • WorldWide Telescope in the researcher workflow: python, JS9, adding data.

If you can’t make the workshop, please stop by the AAS Booth in the Exhibit Hall for demos and tutorials throughout the meeting.