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Example notebooks for pywwt

Welcome! Here you’ll find notebooks for the pywwt package, which provides access to the AAS inside Python and Jupyter environments.

Feature Tutorials

These notebooks tour some of the features of pywwt:

Also check out the Data Gallery notebook to see some cool science data that you can explore with WWT!

Video Tutorials

A selection of our notebooks come with YouTube videos showing how they were created!

Please note that, since producing each video takes a lot of work, these materials are not frequently updated, so you may run into issues with older ones.

Workshop Tutorials

These notebooks were created for WWT instructional workshops presented at various conferences:

Please note that these notebooks are being preserved for posterity but are not updated as pywwt evolves, so you may run into issues with older ones.

Running Your Own Notebooks in the Cloud

This YouTube video shows how you can launch your own notebooks using the cloud-based WWT BinderHub service. (Note that, as per the above, it shows a somewhat older organization of this notebook collection — but the general technique still applies.)


Authorship information for each notebook is included in a statement at the end of each. If you contribute improvements to an existing notebook, you are strongly encouraged to add your name!

Taking the Next Step

Want to get more involved in the AAS WorldWide Telescope community? Here are some next steps you can take:


The AAS WorldWide Telescope system is a .NET Foundation project managed by the non-profit American Astronomical Society (AAS). Work on WWT has been supported by the AAS, the US National Science Foundation (grants 1550701, 1642446, and 2004840), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Microsoft.