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Stargazing Worldwide Telescope Project

  1. May 15, 2008 #1
    Microsoft is launching a new online virtual telescope project called Worldwide Telescope. It is an evolutionary step above Google Sky, and is located at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org. Both Google Sky and Worldwide Telescope have great potential for exploration and education in astronomy. I would encourage PF'ers to explore these tools and report their experiences in this thread.

    [ Hint: turn the VOLUME DOWN on your computer before clicking the link if you are in a quiet room, there is a really noisy "Microsoft Splash" sound when it launches. ]

    [ Another hint: Google sky is at http://www.google.com/sky/. Google Sky is entirely browser-based, whereas Worldwide Telescope requires a download. ]
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
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