Seeing Stars: A Starlab Portable Planetarium

Lodi Elementary Gym, 101 School Street, Lodi, WI 53555


This event is a partnership with the Lodi Elementary School and because there are only 30 spots available, we're restricting registration to students of Lodi Elementary, grades 3-5. One parent or guardian can participate per family/group. 

What is the Starlab?

The Starlab is an opaque inflatable dome with an entrance tunnel, 18 by 21 feet across and 11 feet high. In the center of the dome, a projector —  with interchangeable cylindrical charts — projects a rotating image onto the inner surface of the dome. It can display more than a thousand stars and the Moon, for any time of any day of the year. It can also show the appearance of the sky from anywhere between the equator and the North Pole. Another cylinder displays constellation outlines. A 35mm slide projector is also used to project space images — some direct from NASA — of the Earth, Moon, planets, the Milky Way, and various deep-space objects.