WWT Downloads

You don’t need to download anything to start using AAS WorldWide Telescope — our web client runs right in your browser.

If you want to use WWT from Python, find installation instructions for pywwt on that project’s documentation pages.

AAS WorldWide Telescope 6.0 Beta for Windows

WorldWide Telescope 6.0 Beta is the latest version of AAS WorldWide Telescope (WWT). This feature-rich application is now available to everyone as a free download.

Download WWT 6.0.11 Beta

WWT 6.0 Beta runs on Windows 7/8/8.1/10, in either 32- or 64-bit mode, depending on your operating system. It also supports native DirectX 11, DirectX 10, and has some support for down-level DirectX 9 hardware running through the DirectX 11 API.

Minimum System Requirements

Do not attempt to install WWT 5.0 or higher on Windows XP. It will not run and can potentially prevent the legacy version from running.

AAS WorldWide Telescope 5.5 for Windows

WorldWide Telescope 5.5 is the most recent stable version of AAS WorldWide Telescope (WWT).

Download WWT 5.5.03

WWT 5.5 runs on Windows 7/8/8.1/10, in either 32- or 64-bit mode, depending on your operating system. It also supports native DirectX 11, DirectX 10, and has some support for down-level DirectX 9 hardware running through the DirectX 11 API.

Minimum System Requirements

Do not attempt to install WWT 5.0 or higher on Windows XP. It will not run and can potentially prevent the legacy version from running.

WWT Remote Control (Windows only)

The WWT Remote Control is a Windows utility that assists with remotely operating the main WWT application, especially in cluster environments as found in planetariums.

WWT Add-in for Excel (Windows only)

The WWT Excel add-in enables Windows users to efficiently highlight, organize, and import their data into the AAS WorldWide Telescope visualization environment using the familiar capabilities of Microsoft Excel. Download the WWT Excel Add-in.

WorldWide Telescope Legacy (3.1) for Windows XP and Vista

The WorldWide Telescope legacy version (WWT 3.1) supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and DirectX 9.0c hardware running as a 32-bit application. Do not attempt to install WWT 5.0+ on Windows XP: it will not run and can potentially prevent the legacy version from running. Download WWT Legacy 3.1.52.

To run this software, you’ll need the following:

Legacy WWT SDK

Released in 2015, the WWT Software Development Kit (SDK) and Academic Development Kit (ADK) provided a framework for the development of WWT-compatible software on the Windows/.NET platform. It is not recommended for use anymore — consult the WWT documentation hub to learn about the modern ecosystem for WWT data processing and software development.