Digital StarLab Projectors

The Digital StarLab is a portable digital planetarium. Think of how convenient it would be for you to have your very own planetarium, instead of being at the mercy of someone else’s schedule. You could do tailored lessons when and where you want, entirely under your own discretion. With the inflatable dome, you can set up the StarLab when you need it, and put it away when you don’t. When you compare the price, performance, and ease of use, you can’t find a better portable planetarium projector anywhere.

What does all of this mean for you? It means that you can take a giant leap forward in your astronomy or earth science education. Imagine what you could do if you could set up your own personal universe and make it do whatever you want.

The Digital StarLab is available in three packages to maximize your budget! Choose between the Scout Space, Scout Earth, and Saturn packages depending on your specific needs. Contact us for more information on these particular packages!

Experience the Magic of StarLab

Each Digital StarLab Projection System Includes

  • Stunning Visuals: Choose from 1080P or 4K Projectors with a proprietary lens for breathtaking views.
  • Sleek Design: Exclusive to StarLab, our case blends minimalist design with functionality by doubling as a projector stand–and dramatically reduces setup time.
  • Top Tech: Every system includes a high-performance laptop with a 3-year warranty for seamless exploration.
  • Premium Content: Gain exclusive access to our premium suite of programs: Starry Night Small Dome™ for astronomy, Layered Earth for geology, and Layered Earth – Meteorology for weather studies. Each program is designed for an engaging learning experience that aligns with NGSS standards.
  • Immersive Sound: Experience the universe with rich audio from our Bluetooth speakers.
  • Reliability: A 1-year warranty on all parts, with extended protection for the computer and projector.
  • Unlimited Support: Lifetime technical and customer support, just an email away at

Projection Specifications

  • Custom, contrast-enhancing fisheye lens: Our custom designed lens does not distort the star shape near the horizon, allowing for accurate sky images. Our lens also projects at 190 degrees, which allows for a far more immersive environment.
  • Stunning Resolution: Our Native 4k Projector enables a system resolution of 3.66 megapixels / 2160 pixels across our StarLab domes.
  • High Picture Brightness: 5500 Lumen High Brightness gives you unmatched clarity.

Digital StarLab features a custom fisheye lens (patent pending) capable of depicting an accurate, high-contrast , simulated night sky with the capacity to explore a multitude of motions and displays eliminating the need for additional slide projectors, video projectors, sound systems or computers. Covering a full 190º on the dome, the small bright stars remain spherical right down to the horizon. Its superior brightness makes star images even more realistic. There are no cutouts or blind spots along the horizon. The projector is compact and lightweight and is therefore easily transported and/or stored. The lens is rigidly locked in place by a strong aluminum mounting system. Additionally, the lens is adjustable via a collection of set screws. This allows the alignment and focus to be very precisely dialed into position, and then locked into place. We do all of this for you, so all you have to do is teach.

Full Dome Images With 360 Degrees of High-Definition Output!

  • A compact, manually-operated planetarium projector and proprietary fisheye lens designed to produce the best quality starfield images of any projector in its price range
  • Full Dome Coverage – a 190° hemisphere down to a 36″ eye-level horizon
  • Powered by customized Starry Night Small Domesoftware based on the user-friendly, point-and-click, Spitz Starry Night Dome software on a laptop computer
  • Laptop can be either Mac or Windows, depending on preference
  • Superior contrast and star shape, 16 million colors with minimized color aberration
  • Beautifully realistic deep sky objects, planets and moons, plus visually realistic star projections at the horizon with undistorted star shapes (1:1 star aspect ratio)
  • An easy-to-follow method of navigating the sky (HTML-based) that allows users to determine their level of interactivity
  • The ability to display slides or movies to complement the curriculum
  • Available separately or as part of a complete system including dome and accessories
  • Our 4k Projector Case is built with a heavy frame and metal components, making it extremely durable yet portable

Starry Night Small Dome Software Highlights

Software is a scaled down version of the powerful package used by full scale, fixed planetariums. No other portable planetarium in the world is able to offer a software package with this level of power!

  •  Complete 3D Hipparcos, Tycho 2 and database of 16 million stars
  • Thousands of famous deep space objects with detailed descriptions from Messier and Caldwell catalogs, Herschel catalog of 400 deep sky objects, and corrected NGC/IC catalogs with over 13,000 deep sky objects
  • Comprehensive database of known satellites, comets, asteroids, meteor showers, and extra-solar planets
  • Display of planets and all known solar system moons as quality textured, accurately placed 3D objects
  • Accurate annual motion of planets, sun and moons over a +/- 100,000 year span
  • Constellation overlays, equatorial, galactic and ecliptic grids
  • Automatic navigation to any selected planet, moon, comet, asteroid or satellite
  • Customizable high-resolution 360-degree panoramas
  • “Find” command to locate any celestial object
  • Software will “speak” the names of hard to pronounce bodies
  • Can use the internet to interface with Live Sky, Google Earth, and automatically update positions of bodies.
  • Split menus, allowing the program to run on the projector while the computer is used for other things. For example, you could start a simulation, then use the internet to look up the answer to a question a student might have posed. The teacher is the only person aware of this process
  • Compatible with Starry Night desktop versions