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    What is the Starlab?


    The Classic StarLab® System is a teaching aid geared toward astronomy. In brief, it is composed of a dome made out of opaque vinyl, and a projector, which displays images on the inside of the dome. The projector produces bright light, which is fully adjustable by the user. The images are produced using StarLab cylinders, which are made out of film. The film used is entirely opaque, except for the portions where the images are. In this way, all the light from the projector is blocked except what is needed to create images. A major advantage of the film is that it affords nearly infinite contrast ratios.

    StarLab Cylinder Manuals

    StarLab Curriculum & Content

    "How to Use the StarLab" Videos


    StarLab Reservation Process


    If you are a science teacher with Boerne ISD, you are eligible to reserve the StarLab for your learning experience. To accomodate the StarLab you will need a large room with high ceilings that has access to electricity, such as a cafeteria or GYM (to be reserved separately). To reserve the STAR Lab you'll need to go through Eduphoria. When you go to Eduphoria, select "Facilities & Events," and then click on "Make a Reservation." In this page you'll need to select "Central Office" and then "Science Lab." Once you select your day and time, you should be able to select "STAR Lab Dome." In the "reason" section of your request in Eduphoria, please include exactly where the STAR Lab needs to be dropped off (location and campus).


    Available Cylinders


    Solar System & Galaxies

    Bird Migration

    Plate Tectonics

    Biological Cell

    Weather

    Ocean Currents

    Constellations

    Moon Phases

    Transparent Cylinder

    Maya Skies

    Greek Mythology

    Ancient Egyptian Culture

    Lewis & Clark Celestial Navigation

Available STAR Lab Cylinders