The Worldwide Telescope is a computer program created by Microsoft Research that “enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the world’s best ground- and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe.”  In addition to the wonderful 3D exploration of all of the known objects in our universe, you can get detailed information, watch interactive tours and you can even create your own tours.  The universe has never been more accessible.  Take some time, watch a couple tutorials, then use it to inspire your kids.  In addition to this you will find more ideas and activities regarding our night sky and the universe in general in our Tonight’s Sky page.

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