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'
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 $250 per week until December 31,
2012. In the new year, our fee will increase to $300 per
week. The cost
includes the dome, blower, various accessories and cylinders.
Teachers must pick up the Starlab at RVCC on a Friday between
4:00 AND 5:00 pm. They must
drop off the Starlab on the following Friday between 3:00 AND
4:00 pm. Other times may be available upon request.
List of Cylinders
Available for Rental
Directions for picking up Starlab
Starlab Setup and
The following cylinders are
available for rentals:
please call Theresa Moody at (908) 526-1200 x8942
available by THE NJACE SCIENCE EDUCATION INSTITUTE at Raritan
Valley Community College