Bring the stars to life, with our portable, digital planetariums.
CIESC lends out one Digitarium Zeta 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 check the upcoming training dates. One Starlab planetarium is still available for those that wish to continue using it. There will be no further training for Starlab.
Reserving a Digitarium for your school
If you are part of a member school and have completed the training you can reserve a Digitarium for up to two weeks (consecutively or not). Please refer to the Digitarium Rental page to make sure the dates you wish to request are available.
We typically deliver and pick up the Digitarium on a Friday. That might be subject to change and will communicate those changes to you.
Training for the Digitarium will resume in the Fall of 2022. Please check back for training dates.
If you encounter a software glitch or hardware problem the best course of action for technical support would be to contact:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. PST (10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST)
If it is a major problem that needs the attention of CIESC please let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (317) 759-5551.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please email Chrissy Balak for more information on training dates for CIESC member school districts.
Digitalis Education Solutions provides free lesson plans for K-12 classes on their website.
Please review the Digitarium manuals. If you need additional help contact Phyllis Canady or contact Digitalis Education Solutions Inc. support directly.