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Paper: Creating Web Interactives Using AAS WorldWide Telescope
Volume: 533, ASP 2021: Sharing Best Practices – AstronomyTeaching and Public Engagement
Page: 53
Authors: Weigel, D.
Abstract: WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is an excellent tool for astronomical exploration and education and has a wide range of applicable uses: research, education, planetariums, virtual reality, and simply exploring astronomical data at your leisure. Learn how to create custom web interactives allowing individuals to explore astronomical data contextually using WWT. Join AAS WorldWide Telescope Visualization Specialist and U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Planetarium Director, David Weigel, for an introduction to authoring astronomy tours as WWT web interactives and discover various use cases. From zoomable imagery and panoramas to these interactive tours, there are limitless possibilities for your creativity. In this workshop, participants will receive a basic overview of WWT functionality and will be able to follow along, step by step, the tour (video) authoring process in WorldWide Telescope with the intent of creating a functional interactive by the end of the session. Upon creation of the tour, website embeddability will be demonstrated, along with various tips to improve the quality and efficiency of the tour making process. Participants will have the option to customize their web interactive to their liking and are encouraged to discuss desired use cases, so that the tutorial can best be tailored to the audience. Feel free to check out WWT at in advance to familiarize yourself with the software.
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