2007/09/01

Absolutely: GoogleSky!!!

I read on Nature's Timo Hannay's Blog, Nascent, that people realized that Carol and I were among the SciFoo participant in 2007!

In all seriousness, I find a link from Timo's page to "Nature's resident physicist-geek Ian" who seemed to have gotten the idea of GoogleSky perfectly:
I could see Google Earth providing the ability for amateurs to share their own ccd observations of the sky via kml files, and perhaps providing an easy way for the big observatories to get ground breaking results out to the public in a way that gives context (you can see where the thing is) and an immediate impact via the images that are created. How long before we get multi-wavelength overlays?
Thanks Ian!