WWT On-line Training

The WWT Team will be carrying out a monthly series of web-based training sessions on various topics.  This training will take place using YouTube Live.  The training will be kept short — only 30 minutes, so we hope you can fit this into your monthly schedules.  These trainings are intended to be interactive between the presenter and the participants so please ask questions!

We will edit each session down to 5 minutes for off-line viewing and over time will create a series of video tutorials.

If you have a topic you would like to see covered in 2017 or if you would like to present one yourself, please contact: wwt@aas.org.

A current list for these training sessions is available at: http://wwtworkshops.org/?page_id=260 and also provided below.


Web based tour authoring

Tuesday, September 13, 3:00-3:30pm Eastern

Doug Roberts (AAS)

The newest feature of WorldWide Telescope is the ability to create a tour completely on-line using only your web browser.  This means you can make a tour on any operating system and no longer require the use of the WWT Windows Desktop Client.   Sharing is also much easier with the ability to save to the cloud using the built-in WWT Communities system or to a local file.  This workshop is targeted at people who have never create a tour before, especially researchers thinking about making visualizations to supplement their journal article.  The AAS is encouraging creation and embedding of these tours for AAS journals.  This training is also useful for anyone familiar with the older way of authoring using the Windows Desktop Client, to understand how the web authoring differs.

To join the live event, click here: https://youtu.be/DE0pAh9gdmk.


Orbits and Planet Nine

Thursday, October 13, 3:00-3:30pm Eastern

Doug Roberts (AAS)

Robert Hurt at IPAC used WWT was used to create a very nice video which was included in the press materials for the announcement of the paper in the Astronomical Journal – EVIDENCE FOR A DISTANT GIANT PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM – known to the public as Planet Nine.  In order to create an interactive showing this orbits of Kuiper Belt Objects behind this discovery functionality was added to WWT to allow queries to the IAU Minor Planet Center.  Orbits can be added and controlled to make the beautiful visuals and also reference frames for orbits which will allow you to place a 3D model of the body (e.g., Ceres or Vesta).  Information on this specific topic is available here. We will review how to use this new functionality in the training event.

To join the live event, click here: https://youtu.be/4vrg-r1utao.


Adding your own FITS files

Thursday, November 10, 3:00-3:30pm Eastern

Robert Hurt (IPAC)

Abstract coming soon!


Adding your own catalog data

Thursday, December 8, 3:00-3:30pm Eastern

Mark SubbaRao (Adler/UofC)

Abstract coming soon!