It seems like WorldWide Telescope is now available for people to download by Mac and PC users around the world. It’s a pretty heavy application so make sure you have a decent PC to run it on. It needs 1Gb of RAM with 2Gb recommended, 1Gb of hard disk space (10Gb for offline viewing) and a pretty decent processor and 3D graphics card.
There are some pretty good comments flying around about the application, most citing the emotional impact it had on Scoble. It’s mainly aimed at scientists and educators but is also a way to make science fun for kids.
It’s a pretty impressive product, though still unfinished? and there’s a great interview on Fast Company where Curtis Wong and Jonathan Fay, two of the guys behind the project, talk about it’s inception, some great things that they learnt while building it, and where they see the product heading.