Parents' Guide to

WorldWide Telescope

By D T, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Virtual planetarium takes kids on a tour of the universe.

Game Mac, Windows, iPhone 2013
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

a family fun time

AWESOME, you can do everything. Look at alot of stuff. Its an awesome game/app to use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
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As a tool, this is nothing short of awe-inspiring -- although it might initially overwhelm users due to the sheer amount of data it provides. The ability to zoom down to the street level on Earth (and then blast millions of light years through space to view a spinning nebula) makes it a powerful resource for understanding astronomy and our place in the universe. With a click of the mouse, images of celestial bodies provide a wealth of data that illuminate the glittering objects we see in the sky. Kids can wrestle with the almost incomprehensible distances that make up the universe or simply admire the beauty of distant star systems; either way, WorldWide Telescope provides a resource perfect for anyone who desires a better understanding of life beyond planet Earth.

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