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 is eligible to rent a Starlab. Our Starlabs are available for rent for $350 per week and $250.00 for each additional consecutive week. The cost includes the dome, blower, various accessories, Northern Sky and Greek Mythology cylinders and up to 4 additional additional optional cylinders. Teachers must pick up the Starlab at RVCC on a Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. 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.
Please note that March, April and May are the busiest months for Starlab rentals.
Please register early or consider renting at a different time.
- Starlab 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 email@example.com