Wednesday 14 May 2008

The WorldWide Telescope

I've just downloaded Microsoft's new WorldWide Telescope from:
I have to say that it is pretty impressive. My daughter is pretty keen on astronomy and she loved being able to zoom in on planets and constellations and move around them. Here's just a very quick video clip I created to show you how it looks in action.

The download (about 20Mb) once it's installed also gives access to some pretty impressive tours of different star systems that come complete with audio commentary.

You'll need a reasonably up to date computer (PC or MAC with Bootcamp) and a good quick connection to get the best from it, but if you have a data projector and some speakers, this offers a great multimedia interactive experience for your students.

Nice one Bill. Hope you enjoy it.


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