In the WorldWide Telescope, WWT, follow the following steps:

Find and show the Southern Cross constellation

  1. Click  Explore, then New, and then Slide-Based Tour…
  2. In the Tour Properties box, enter “Australia Flag” in the Tour Title field and click OK.
  3. Click Add New Slide – a new slide is created
  4. Right-click the new slide and then click Set Start Camera Position
  5. Click View and check Figures and Boundaries
  6. Click Search, enter “crux”, wait for the Crus box to show up and then click the box
  7. Click Australia Flag to get go back to your tour
  8. Right-click on the slide create in step 3, and then click Set End Camera Position
  9. Right-click on the slide again and then click Duplicate Slide at End Position – a new slide is created
  10. On the new slide, click the time label at the bottom and change 10 to 2 (to make the slide duration 2 seconds)
  11. Click the play button to test your new tour
  12. Click Save (on the upper-right of the tour banner)
  13. Enter “Australia Flag” in File Name and click Save
  14. Note that the file extension is wtt

Add the Australia flag

  1. Right-click on the last slide (before the Add New Slide empty slide) and click Duplicate Slide at End Position
  2. At the bottom of the new slide, click the time label and change the duration from 2 to 8 (you may also use the up arrow)
  3. Click Search, enter “crux”, wait for the Crus box to show up and then click the box
  4. Press the “+” sign on your keyboard 5 times to zoom-in
  5. Right-click on the slide and the Set End Camera Position
  6. Click Add New Slide – a new slide is created
  7. Click the Picture icon on the upper right corner
  8. In the pop-up box, enter the file name of a Australia flag image file you have previous saved on your machine, e.g. “Australia.png”
  9. Right click on the image and click Color/Opacity and set Opacity to 50 (so you can see the background in WWT)
  10. Move, resize, and rotate the image so the crux in the flag matches the constellation in WWT
  11. Right click on the image and click Color/Opacity and set Opacity to 10
  12. Right-click on the slide and click Set Start Camera Position
  13. Right click on the flag image and click Color/Opacity and set Opacity to 70
  14. Right-click on the slide and click Set End Camera Position
  15. In the Music box on the upper-right corner, click Browse to fine a music clip you want to use
  16. Click the play button to test your new tour
  17. Click Save