SCIENCE EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Our portable planetarium can bring the stars down to the Earth - and to your school!
Starlab is a portable planetarium made of fabric, which is inflated by a fan and capable of accommodating approximately 25 students. A star projector recreates the sky, including the Sun, Moon and Planet positions on the dome, for any time or place on earth. Starlab is compact enough to fit into a small car and is easily set up in 15 minutes. It requires a clean floor space of 20' x 22' and a 12' ceiling.
Any teacher who has attended an NJACE Starlab certification course (or can provide proof of certification) is eligible to rent a Starlab. Our Starlabs are available for rent for only $325 per week. The cost includes the dome, blower, various accessories and cylinders. Teachers must pick up the Starlab at RVCC on a Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. They must drop off the Starlab on a following Friday before 4:00 pm. Teachers may submit a request for their preferred pickup and drop-off times, and they will be contacted with information about whether those requested times are available.
- Rental Agreement Form
- Online Starlab Rental Request
- List of Cylinders Available for Rental
- Directions for Picking Up Starlab
- Starlab Setup and Operation Manual
|The following cylinders are available for rentals:
(PDF sizes range from 367 - 2,703 KB)
|Northern Starfield||Egyptian Mythology|
|African Mythology||Greek Mythology|
|Ancient Chinese Seasons||Hindu Mythology|
|Ancient Chinese Legends||Lewis & Clark Celestial Navigation|
|Biological Cell||Native American Mythology|
|Celestial Coordinates (RA and Dec)||Navajo Mythology|
|Civil War Sky||Ocean Currents|
|Constellations (H.A.Rey)||Plate Tectonics|
|Deep Sky Objects||Solar System & Galaxy|
|Earth (Latitude/Longitude)||Transparent Cylinder with Pen Set|
For further information, please call Mariel O'Brien at (908) 526-1200 x8942
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org