May 13, 2008 - President Joe Carr was
interviewed by Meribeth Burton about virtual observing using a
computer and a web browser. The hook was the announcement from Microsoft
Research of debut of their WorldWide
A note from Joe:
If you decide to install WorldWide Telescope,
please be aware it is late Beta software (as of May 13/08). Iíll
warn you that you shouldnít expect it to run as smoothly as Google Sky!
Also, WorldWide Telescope has demanding computer system
requirements. If you still decide to install it, get ready for a
somewhat slow and non-intuitive interface, but it is very pretty
and has loads of potential to take online astronomy software to the next
level. Oh, and itís free.
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scientific method, and support dissemination of discoveries and
theories based on that well-tested method.