Behind the WorldWide Telescope Theater at SXSW

This past weekend at SXSW, Microsoft and the WorldWide Telescope team worked with NASA, Northrop Grumman and the Space Telescope Science Institute to deliver a one of a kind exhibit around the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).  The two main anchors of the exhibit was the physical model of the JWST and the WorldWide Telescope…

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StreamInsight Demos

Microsoft StreamInsight™ is a powerful platform that you can use to develop and deploy complex event processing (CEP) applications. Mohamed Ali’s presentation on StreamInsight has been an all-time favorite at our Open Data for Open Science workshops, even when he had to present remotely via Skype over limited internet bandwidth. His My Campus Walk demo…


Big Data Requires Big Bandwidth - more demos

I mean, big data requires big internet bandwidth to present. Started in one of our own computer labs on Microsoft campus, since ODOS2011, we have been having great success with our ODOS presentations. Sometimes, I forgot how heavily dependent our live demos are on the internet connection. At the eSceince2012 last week, some of the…


Italian WWT

The Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope, WWT was introduced to the Italian astronomical research and science education community by Prof. Giuseppe Longo in 2011. Since the WWT workshop at AstroInfomatics2011, Prof. Longo led a series of WWT activities, including 30 some lectures in school on WWT, a nationwide WWT competition, and the Robotic Telescope Ruggero de…