Gus Muench is a Data Scientist with the American Astronomical Society. He will be sharing two computer programs with the LEAP kids about how to visualize and explore astronomy data on the web. The first is the WorldWide Telescope (WWT) computer program from Microsoft Research, which is a stunningly beautiful and freely available tool offering immersive views of the sky and multimedia links to interactive descriptions and explanations of millions of celestial objects. The kids will also learn how astronomers make “color” images of space by working with a Pencil Code script that lets them remix existing images or build their own images from individual black and white images from different observatories.

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