WorldWide Telescope Reviews

Ogle Earth’s Stefan Geens, normally a (fellow) Mac user, borrows a Windows machine for his in-depth review of WorldWide Telescope: “My initial impression stands: WWT is a wonderful piece of software that excels at rendering Earth’s view of the universe onto the screen in a beautiful and compelling way. But it also has a set of more advanced features that should make amateur astronomers very happy.”

Every review must, it seems, compare it with Google Sky, and not just Stefan’s: see, for example, Business Week and the New York Times (via Slashdot and MetaFilter, respectively). It’s a fair comparison, but the mainstream media is probably too interested in the Microsoft-Google horse race.

Update: Just after posting this entry, I noticed Chad’s review of WorldWide Telescope, which has lots of wonky detail.