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). I�ll
warn you that you shouldn�t 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 it�s free.
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to the promotion of astronomy and its related sciences; we espouse the
scientific method, and support dissemination of discoveries and
theories based on that well-tested method.