The AAS WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a free, open-source tool for visually exploring humanity’s scientific understanding of the Universe. WWT is primarily a website that allows anyone to interactively explore terabytes of astronomical data in a seamlessly integrated 4D simulation of the known universe. But the WWT software ecosystem also includes a Windows application that can power planetariums, a cloud-based web service for discovering and sharing astronomical data, and a Python module allowing users to write their own software to control and extend all of these systems.
WWT is brought to you by the non-profit American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the .NET Foundation. Established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, the AAS is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.
- WWT discussion forum
- WWT Contributors’ Guide
- WWT user website
- WWT Documentation Hub
- WWT Code of Conduct
- Sign up for the WWT newsletter
Here are some ways you can communicate with the folks who make the project happen:
- Sign up for the WWT newsletter: https://bit.ly/wwt-signup
- WWT discussion forum: https://wwt-forum.org/
- Twitter: @wwtelescope
- Facebook: @wwtelescope
- YouTube: AASWorldWideTelescope
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love your help in making WWT better! Please read the WWT Contributors’ Guide and WWT Code of Conduct to get started. The source code for this site lives at the worldwidetelescope.github.io repository.
The AAS WorldWide Telescope system is a .NET Foundation project. Work on WWT has been supported by the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the US National Science Foundation (grants 1550701, 1642446, 2004840), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Microsoft.