Introducing the New Digital Starlab

We know how it is. Budgets are getting tighter, classes are getting larger, and student interest is getting smaller. Particularly in the sciences, students seem to be indifferent. They aren't, of course. Children want to know how things work. They want to know how the stars shine and what keeps the planets from falling out of the sky. But, in these days of diminished resources, it can be hard to engage your students.

Everyone knows that a STARLAB is the best tool for teaching astronomy, and for using astronomy as a bridge to the other sciences. Never have we had a teacher say "absolutely not, there's no way I would let one of those things in my school". You won't find a better tool than a STARLAB, but the question is: how do we get one?

We used to offer a one size fits some package for the Digital STARLAB. It was OK, but it needed to be tweaked. We now offer the Digital STARLAB in three packages: Titan, Atlas, and Saturn. You can pick the Titan package for the best bang-to-buck ratio, the Saturn for the most powerful system, and the Atlas if you're not sure.

All of our STARLAB packages are named after heavy lift launch vehicles, which are an essential part of space exploration. Saturn is the most powerful rocket that the United States ever flew. However, stay tuned for the Energia, Ares, and N1 packages, named after proposed rockets of even greater power.


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