Digitarium is a registered trademark of Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc.

Bring the stars to life, with our three digital portable planetariums.

CIESC lends out three Digitarium Zetas for free to member schools to serve students throughout the state of Indiana. The Zeta is a digital, portable planetarium that will engage youth in your community. In order to use the free digital planetarium, instructors must attend a FREE training session. Please click on the button to the right to view upcoming training dates: One Starlab planetarium is still be available for those that wish to continue using it. There will be no further trainings for Starlab.

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Please click on the Friday that you wish to have it dropped off. Your reservation is for 7 days.  The Zeta and/or StarLab will need to be ready for pick up on the following Friday by 9:00 am EST.

For Schools Only

*Training Required

For more information, please contact:
Christine Balak
Call 317-602-1819
or email cbalak@ciesc.org
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There is no cost for member schools. If your school is not a member of CIESC the rental fee will be $150 for the week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Digitarium?

A planetarium helps students grasp abstract astronomical concepts and can spark enjoyment and interest in science. Think of the possibilities of having your own easy to use, full-featured planetarium at your disposal. Avoid the headache and expense of organizing a fieldtrip to an off-site planetarium. You can use your projection system as often as you need to cover your subject matter fully, and you can tailor your lessons to your students.
Digitarium systems offer advanced features to excite and engage your students. Zoom in on and label any object; demonstrate annual motion; display constellations from many cultures ; and much more. The system’s vast capabilities make it relevant for audiences of all ages. Project your own content on any subject.
Affordable and flexible, a Digitarium digital planetarium system will revolutionize your astronomy teaching.

Do I need to learn how to use it?

Yes, you will need to attend a training session in order to learn how to use the Digitarium. The training session is free. Please check the calendar to view and register for training dates.

How much does it cost?

The Digitarium will be free for member schools. If your school is NOT a member school you will have to pay a $150 usage fee plus a delivery fee.

How long can my school use the Digitarium?

Your school will have it for a week. It will be delivered on a Friday and it will be picked up on the following Friday.

When is training?

Please email Chrissy Balak for more information on training dates for CIESC member school districts.

Are free curriculum materials available?

Digitalis Education Solutions provides free lesson plans for K-12 classes on their website.