[AstroPy] ANN: Release of pywwt v0.3.0

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 06:27:01 EST 2017

Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce the v0.3.0 release of pywwt, a Python
package that makes it easy to use/control WorldWide Telescope from
Python and works on Linux, MacOS X, and Windows. This is a major
release of the package that includes the ability to embed the web
version of WorldWide Telescope as a widget inside Jupyter notebooks,
and also includes a way to use WorldWide Telescope in a standalone
Qt-based viewer and inside Qt applications.

WorldWide Telescope (http://worldwidetelescope.org/home) is a free and
powerful viewer currently developed by the American Astronomical
Society that can display astronomical and planetary data. The two main
versions of WorldWide Telescope are a web client, which works across
all platforms, and a Windows desktop application. WorldWide Telescope
is designed to be useful to a wide audience, including researchers,
educators, and the general public.

The documentation for pywwt can be found at:


If you want to try out pywwt inside a Jupyter notebook without
installing anything, you can try it out online – see:


for more details. You can also install it using conda:

 conda install -c wwt pywwt

or pip:

 pip install pywwt
 jupyter nbextension enable --py --sys-prefix pywwt

This package is at an early stage of development, and we would
appreciate feedback - in particular feel free to report issues or
request features using the GitHub issue tracker:


Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!

Thomas Robitaille, O. Justin Otor, John ZuHone, and Phil Rosenfield

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