Starlab Portable Planetarium

About StarLab

STARLAB offers the ideal solution for OIEP schools who wish to familiarize students with astronomy. An inflated structure 16 feet across and 11 feet high, STARLAB can accommodate up to 25 students.

The star instrument can project the sun, moon, stars and planets. A special projector is used to project constellation outlines and a slide projector is used to show what objects look like close up.

If your school is interested in borrowing the NASA Star Lab please send an email to Kellie Tetrick at and she will get your school scheduled.

Web Resources

Free Software! STELLARIUM

What is this Stellarium?
Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. Stellarium will show you what the sky really looks like in 3D. You’ll be able to view the entire sky and constellations, or you can zoom in and see the stars as if you had a telescope! Use Stellarium to examine start constellations, zoom in on other planets and solar systems, and explore space.
Many planetariums use Stellarium to project their star shows.

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If you want a copy of this software product fill out a request through the OIEP Lending Library. If you have questions, contact Kellie Tetrick at

NASA Robotics

This set contains First Lego ® League robot kits, six laptops with programming software, previous years’ boards, and elevated test platform.

NASA Probeware

This kit includes a set of 10 Pasco GLX handheld interfaces probes for each that allow instant collection of environmental data that can be reported to GLOBE or other projects: GPS, Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Conductivity, pH, Stream Flow, Infrared Thermometer, Barometric Pressure, Relative Humidity, and more. Data and graphs can be printed directly with the included printer, exported out to GIS or Google Earth, or downloaded to a computer for analysis.