Software : Worldwide Telescope
NEW! Preloaded in all PC Discovery Domes!
WorldWide Telescope is a terrific fly-through of the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe, developed by Microsoft Research. You can control your location, your travel direction, your look direction, and your zoom by either an X-type joystick or by the keyboard, with an option to use Kinex to control it! WorldWide Telescope comes preinstalled with all PC-based Discovery Dome packages (fisheye and mirror).
Packed with features similar to Uniview software costing many thousands of dollars, you can explore the night sky, zoom into (and orbit around) planets and moons, zoom out to see the solar system from above (or below), plot the orbits of the asteroids and much much more!
This sofware correctly displays all the known galaxies the the Universe, for an amazing view - and you can't get lost - just select an object to zoom home to!
WorldWide Telescope has been customized especially for our Discovery Domes and we are featured on their site! One click will take you from inside MediaShow to WWT, then closing WWT takes you right back to MediaShow, so you can have a virtual exploration along with your movies and images. We are working with the staff at Microsoft Research to bring you the best and most exciting trip around the universe ever, and free upgrades are being released all the time!