Alyssa Goodman: What is today’s Scientific Method, really?, at Harvard University, Sever Hall, Thursday, August 1, 2013:
WorldWide Telescope in Research and Education. In: ADASS XXI. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific; 2012. pp. tba. WebsiteAbstract.
The 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 oer researchers, teachers, and students alike.
Alyssa Goodman: Seamless Astronomy Enabled by WWT, at Sorrento, Italy (via Skype), Thursday, September 29, 2011:
Alyssa Goodman: The WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors Program, at Naples, Italy , Thursday, May 19, 2011:
Alyssa Goodman: Seamless Astronomy: How astronomers share, explore & discover, at Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress, Saturday, April 16, 2011: